Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Active Myofascial Trigger Point

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_50


An active trigger point is a myofascial trigger point that is causing, or contributing to, a clinical pain complaint. When it is compressed, the individual recognizes the induced referred pain as familiar and recently experienced.

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