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The Pain & Therapy Bibliography, Record ID 2502

Muscle pain: understanding its nature, diagnosis and treatment


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item type
a chapter in a book
authors
Siegfried Mense, David G Simons, and IJ Russell
 
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chapter
Myofascial Pain Caused by Trigger Points
publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
year
2000
page
p. 214 (1st hardcover edition)

excerpt

Disturbances of motor function caused by trigger points include weakness of the involved muscle function, loss of coordination by the involved muscle, and decreased work tolerance of the involved muscle. Weakness and the loss of work tolerance are often interpreted as an indication for increased exercise, but if this is attempted without inactivating the responsible trigger points, the exercise is likely to encourage and further ingrain substitution by other muscles, with further weakening and deconditioning of the involved muscle.

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