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Human Studies

2020 Feb 18

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med

Improving characterization and diagnosis quality of Myofascial Pain Syndrome: a systematic review of the clinical and biomarker overlap with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.


Vadasz B, Gohari J, West D, Grosman-Rimon L, Wright E, Ozcakar L, Kumbhare D
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 Feb 18.
PMID: 32072791.


Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is one of the most common conditions of chronic musculoskeletal pain, yet its mechanisms are still poorly understood. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is also a regional pain syndrome that has clinical similarities to MPS, but has been better investigated. Emerging research suggests that DOMS may be a valid experimental model for studying MPS; however, a comparison of the similarities and differences of these two conditions has previously not been performed. Herein, we aimed to identify the similarities and differences in the clinical features and biomarkers between DOMS and MPS in order to better define MPS and identify future areas of (DOMS-informed) MPS research.