Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Attachment Trigger Point

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_314

Synonyms

ATrP

Definition

An attachment trigger point is pathogenetically distinct from, and secondary to, a central myofascial trigger point. It is a region of inflammatory-type reaction (an enthesopathy) at the musculotendinous junction, or at the bony attachment of the muscle where the taut band fibers attach and produce increased sustained tension.

 Myofascial Trigger Points

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