Induction of Muscle Cramps by Stimulation of Latent Trigger Points

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 17. June 2014 14:46

Muscle cramping and its clinical manifestations are a common medical problem and its incidence is estimated to be 36% in the population on an annual basis. A recent study reported that stimulation of trigger points can result in muscle cramping.  

This has clinical implication for young and old patients, especially when there is reoccurring muscle cramping and metabolic causes such as diabetes have been ruled out.  Finally, the authors determined, "Treatments directed at MTrPs may provide therapeutic relief of muscle cramps" (Ge, Zhang, Boudreau, Yue, & Arendt-Nielsen, 2008, p. 629).

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Dentistry in Australia
Dentistry in Australia
6/20/2015 8:16:23 AM #

Current research is pointing the way to a link between myofascial trigger points (TrPs) and increased pain in migraine headache patients.

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