A critical evaluation of the trigger point phenomenon

The trigger point phenomenon, what do we really know?

Muscle pain and tenderness in the absence of obvious disease are clinical phenomena that are well recognized but poorly understood. The theory of Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) caused by Trigger Points (TrPs) seeks to explain these phenomena. Many clinicians have accepted this diagnosis and its system of treatment with perhaps limited strength of evidence to support the proposed theories.

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