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ACE Report #11532
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Direct vs. indirect dry needling for pain relief in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of Upper Trapezius and Infraspinatus Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy by Dry Needling in Overhead Athletes With Unilateral Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Mar 1;28(3):243-249.

Contributing Authors: F Kamali E Sinaei M Morovati

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Synopsis

40 overhead sport athletes with pain from shoulder impingement syndrome were randomized to receive dry needling (DN) of myofascial trigger points directly into the upper trapezius muscle, or indirect DN into the infraspinatus muscle. Outcomes of interest included VAS pain score, DASH score, and pressure pain threshold; follow up was performed 3 days after the completion of treatment. Results from ...

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