Prevalence of Myofascial Trigger Points in Brachioradialis, Biceps Brachii, Triceps Brachii, Supinator and Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis in Lateral Epicondylitis

Authors

  • Amita Aggarwal1 , Jenit Daniel2 , Tushar J. Palekar3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i1.3256

Keywords:

Tennis Elbow; taut band; patient related tennis elbow evaluation; myalgia

Abstract

Introduction– Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a myalgic condition in which muscle and
musculotendinous pain are the primary symptoms. Some muscles are likely to develop Myofascial trigger
points in cases of lateral epicondylitis and become possible cause of mainstay of symptoms. Hence the
study was undertaken to find the prevalence of myofascial trigger points in such muscles.
Methodology & Results – 40 individuals aged between 20-50 years fulfilling the inclusion criteria were
selected for the study with acute and chronic lateral epicondylitis. Brachioradialis, Biceps Brachii, Triceps
Brachii, Supinator and Extensor carpi radialis brevis were checked for the presence of trigger point by
palpation. Pressure algometer was used to check the pain threshold of each point. When the subject reports
feeling pain the action of pressure is stopped and reading is recorded.
Results showed a higher prevalence in females than males. The most prevalent area for trigger point was
the brachioradialis followed by biceps brachii, extensor carpi radialis, triceps brachii and the least prevalent
was the supinator.
Conclusion - This study provides that the relation between myofascial trigger points in lateral epicondylitis
is relatively high especially in Brachioradialis, It also shows that latent trigger points don’t lead to severe
functional disability.

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Author Biography

  • Amita Aggarwal1 , Jenit Daniel2 , Tushar J. Palekar3

    1
    Assistant Professor, 2
    B.P.T, 3
    Professor and Principal, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy,
    Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune

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Published

2020-01-30

How to Cite

Prevalence of Myofascial Trigger Points in Brachioradialis, Biceps Brachii, Triceps Brachii, Supinator and Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis in Lateral Epicondylitis. (2020). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 14(1), 14-18. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i1.3256