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RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 129-132


Comparison of dry needling and Graston technique on Active Myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius

Kiran Haq, Huma Riaz.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the effects of dry needling (DN) and Graston techniques (GR) in upper trapezius (UT) active myofascial trigger points (MTrP).
Methodology: This Randomized control trial was conducted at Rawaӏ Generaӏ and Dentaӏ Hospitaӏ, Rawalpindі from January to June 2019. A purposive non-probabіӏіty sampӏіng technіque was used. We included 30 patients with MTrP in UT who were randomly allocated by sealed envelope method in two groups; Dry needling (DN) and Graston (GR). Group DN received dry needӏіng whereas Grοup GR received Grastοn technique. Both groups received conventіοnal treatment wіth hοme pӏan exercіses. All were assessed at Pre-test and Post-test using Neck disability index (NDI), Myοfacіaӏ diagnostic scale (MDS), Numeric pain rating scale (NPRS) and Cervical Range of movement (CROM). The data were analyzed using SPSS 23.
Results: Both groups showed significant improvement (p<0.05) in all outcomes. Comparative analysis showed significant improvement in DN group (p<0.05) in terms of MDS, NDI, NPRS and CROM with DN.
Conclusion: Upper trapezius trigger points are more responsive to dry needling therapy resulting in better clinical outcomes like decrease in pain, improved neck movements and minimum activity limitation.

Key words: Myofascial trigger points, upper trapezius, neck pain, dry needling, Graston therapy.


 
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Haq K, Riaz H. Comparison of dry needling and Graston technique on Active Myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 129-132.


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Haq K, Riaz H. Comparison of dry needling and Graston technique on Active Myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 129-132.



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Haq K, Riaz H. Comparison of dry needling and Graston technique on Active Myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius. RMJ. (2022), [cited April 05, 2022]; 47(1): 129-132.



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Haq, K. & Riaz, . H. (2022) Comparison of dry needling and Graston technique on Active Myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius. RMJ, 47 (1), 129-132.



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Haq, Kiran, and Huma Riaz. 2022. Comparison of dry needling and Graston technique on Active Myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 129-132.



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Haq, Kiran, and Huma Riaz. "Comparison of dry needling and Graston technique on Active Myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 129-132.



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Haq, Kiran, and Huma Riaz. "Comparison of dry needling and Graston technique on Active Myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius." Rawal Medical Journal 47.1 (2022), 129-132. Print.



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Haq, K. & Riaz, . H. (2022) Comparison of dry needling and Graston technique on Active Myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 129-132.








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