User:Brxbrx/Trigger Point

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As described by Janet Travell and David Simons, a myofascial trigger point is "A hyper-irritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band."[1] Trigger points are quite real, but can be subject to woo propagated by alternative medicine practitioners, most notably massage therapists.


  1. Travell, Janet; Simons David; Simons Lois (1999). Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2 vol. set, 2nd Ed.). USA: Lippincott Williams & Williams. ISBN 0-683-08363-5.