American Journal of Medical and Clinical Sciences. 2022; 7(4):(72-77)
The Effect of Fatigue on Flexion or Extension of Cervical Region in Participants with Myofascial Trigger Point in Upper Trapezius Muscle
Roya Mehdikhani, Gholam Reza Olyaei, Mohammad Reza Hadian, Saeed Talebian Moghaddam, Azadeh Shadmehr
Methods: This is a single-blind cross-sectional study. Forty participants of both sexes, aged 18 to 35 years, with chronic neck pain and myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle were included in the study. The participants were assessed using the Numeric Rating Scale, algometry and electromyographic activity.
Results: Improvement in flexion range of motion was found to be greater in interventional group compared to the control group( p<0.05).
Conclusion: Fatigue applied to the interventional group can reduce pain and disability, and increase ROM in individuals with MTrP. This treatment may therefore be considered for use as an alternative method in treating MTrP.