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Criteria of Simons et al for the Diagnosis of the Myofascial Pain Syndrome with Trigger Point

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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The Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) with a Trigger Point is a regionalized pain syndrome affecting a skeletal muscle. A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable focus within a taut band of skeletal muscle, and stimulation of this point results in the sensory, motor and autonomic symptoms experienced by the patient. Simons et al listed criteria for the recognition of such a trigger point.

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