An area in muscle or connective tissue that is hypersensitive to touch or pressure.
a common and reversible condition of muscle and other soft tissue that causes pain and dysfunction
a deep hypersensitive localized spot in a muscle
a discrete focal tenderness located in a palpable taut band of skeletal muscle, which produces a local twitch in response to stimulus to the band
a hyper irritable spot in a taut muscle band
a hyperirritable spot that is painful when compressed
a hyperirritable spot that "triggers" a painful response
a hyperirritable spot, usually within a muscle, that is painful on compression and can refer pain to different areas
a hyperirritable spot usually within a taut band of Skeletal muscle or located in its surrounding fascia
a hyper-irritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or within the muscle's fascia, thatis painful on compression and that can give rise to characteristic referred pain, tenderness, and autonomic dysfunction
a hyper-irritable spot which is painful upon compression and results in referred pain
a hyperirritable spot within a taut band of skeletal muscle or its fascia that is painful on compression
a hyperirritable tender spot in an abused muscle that refers pain ("triggers pain) to other muscles
a knot or tight, ropy band of muscle that forms when muscle fails to relax
a localized area of pain which sometimes refers pain to other areas of the body
a localized contraction within a muscle, and sometimes these contractions cause entrapment of the sciatic nerve and cause pain
an area of a muscle that advocates belive refers pain sensations to other parts of the body
an area of a muscle that when compressed produces pain or other neurological sensations either within the area touched or in another area of the body
an area of elevated neurological activity located in fascia and the bellies of muscles that may refer pain in a localised or peripheral manner
an area of hyper-irritability in a muscle, usually caused by a muscle that is being overloaded and worked excessively
an area of muscle that is very sensitive to touch and can give a sensation of referred pain (irritation that may be some distance from the given point of pain)
an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness causing tenderness, which interferes with normal muscle function
an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness or lactic acid deposits
an irritable area in a tendon/ligament, or muscle
an overly sensitive spot beneath the skin that is tender to the touch and can "trigger" pain or other symptoms into different parts of the body
a painful area in a muscle that can cause localized as well as referred pain
a painful band or knot in a muscle that can cause either localized or referred pain
a painful (hyperirritable) nodule found in a taut band that causes pain upon compression and can cause referred pain, motor dysfunction and autonomic phenomena, such as sweating or crying
a self-sustaining irritated spot in the muscle
a sensitive or irritable spot in the body that can be a main or associated source of pain conditions
a sensitive painful area in the muscle that when compressed is locally tender and often related to referred pain
a small contraction knot in a muscle
a small contraction knot in muscle tissue
a spot in a muscle which may be very tense or sore
a spot of excess muscle excitability wherein there is exquisite tenderness to palpation, and the production of local as well as referred pain in adjacent areas
a tender area in the lower wall of the abdomen
a tender point that refers pain to other areas and since these muscles connect to the pubic bone and the tail bone, they can create wide spread pain
a thick ropelike band of fascia that can cause pain long after an injury should be healed
a tight and tender spot in a muscle that refers or communicates pain to other areas of the body
a tight band of muscle, or knot, that occurs when the muscle fails to relax
a tiny area of irritation in a stressed muscle
a tiny localized knot in the muscle
A specific point or area where, if stimulated by touch, pain, or pressure, a painful response will be produced.
A focal spot of tenderness within a muscle that may cause local or referred pain.
An involuntary tight band of muscle that in painful when pressed and can refer pain to other parts of the body.
(TP): A taut, palpable spot in muscle that is painful to touch and refers pain to another body area.
A well localized point of tenderness. In low back problems, these points are usually located in the paravertebral areas.
An irritable spot usually found in soft tissue injury's, such as a knot within the muscle.
hypersensitive area or site in muscle or connective tissue, usually associated with myofascial pain syndromes.
Places on the body where muscles and adjacent fibrous tissue (fascia) are sensitive to touch. These areas are generally in the upper and lower back muscles, but they may occur elsewhere.
An involuntarily tight band of muscle that is painful when pressed and can cause referred pain in other parts of the body. Ultrasound— High frequency inaudible sounds whose vibrations can be used for heating internal structures of the body.
Trigger points are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. The palpable nodules are said to be small contraction knots and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or motor dysfunction.