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Feasibility of Ultrasound-Guided Trigger Point Injection in Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Chungju 27376, Korea
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Healthcare 2019, 7(4), 118; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7040118
Received: 22 August 2019 / Revised: 11 October 2019 / Accepted: 12 October 2019 / Published: 15 October 2019
We compared the feasibility of ultrasound (US)-guided myofascial trigger point (MTrP) injection with that of a blind injection technique following the use of shear wave elastography (SWE) for the measurement of stiffness at the MTrPs in patients with trapezius myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). A total of 41 patients (n = 41) were randomized to either the trial group (n = 21, SWE combined with US-guided injection) or the control group (n = 20, SWE combined with blind injection). At baseline and four weeks, they were evaluated for the manual muscle test (MMT), the range of motion (ROM), pain visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) scores and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores during the abduction, adduction, flexion, extension, external rotation and internal rotation of the shoulder joint. Differences in changes in pain VAS scores, NDI scores and SPADI scores at four weeks from baseline between the two groups reached statistical significance (p = 0.003, 0.012, and 0.018, respectively). US-guided MTrP injection is a more useful modality as compared with a blind injection in patients with MPS. View Full-Text
Keywords: shoulder; superficial back muscles; myofascial pain syndromes; trigger points; ultrasonography shoulder; superficial back muscles; myofascial pain syndromes; trigger points; ultrasonography
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Kang, J.J.; Kim, J.; Park, S.; Paek, S.; Kim, T.H.; Kim, D.K. Feasibility of Ultrasound-Guided Trigger Point Injection in Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Healthcare 2019, 7, 118.

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