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Author (up) Itoh, K.; Okada, K.; Kawakita, K. openurl 
  Title A proposed experimental model of myofascial trigger points in human muscle after slow eccentric exercise Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2004 Publication Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society Abbreviated Journal Acupunct Med  
  Volume 22 Issue 1 Pages 2-12; discussion 12-3  
  Keywords Nrct; Healthy Subjects  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to develop an experimental model of myofascial trigger points to investigate their pathophysiology. METHODS: Fifteen healthy volunteers who gave informed consent underwent repetitive eccentric exercise of the third finger of one hand (0.1 Hz repetitions, three sets at five minute intervals) until exhaustion. Physical examination, pressure pain threshold, and electrical pain threshold of the skin, fascia and muscle were measured immediately afterwards and for seven days. Needle electromyogram (EMG) was also recorded in a subgroup of participants. RESULTS: Pressure pain thresholds decreased to a minimum on the second day after the exercise, then gradually returned to baseline values by the seventh day. On the second day, a ropy band was palpated in the exercised forearm muscle and the electrical pain threshold of the fascia at the palpable band was the lowest among the measured loci and tissues. Needle EMG activity accompanied with dull pain sensation was recorded only when the electrode was located on or near the fascia of the palpable band on the second day of exercise. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that eccentric exercise may yield a useful model for the investigation of the myofascial trigger points and/or acupuncture points. The sensitised nociceptors at the fascia of the palpable band might be a possible candidate for the localised tender region.  
  Address Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.  
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  Notes Date of Input: 9/29/2015; Date Modified: 9/29/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15077932 Approved no  
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