A Literature Review to Analyse the Outcome of Myofascial Release for Myofascial Pain Syndrome YE01-YE05
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Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is one of the most common causes of muscle pain. MPS is characterised by the presence of trigger points that form a taut band in the muscle. The aim of this review was to evaluate the literature related to MPS and to analyse the outcome of Myofascial Release (MFR) Techniques for various musculoskeletal conditions from published articles. Online search engines such as MEDLINE, PubMed, Google scholar and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) were searched. There were no limitations for dates applied to the review article. Sixteen articles were selected with the terms MFR techniques used. The data were tabulated according to the type of study, number of participants in the study, the condition being treated, treatment given, outcome measures, and results. This literature review found mixed responses to the outcomes of MFR techniques. These contrasting results reveal the need for future research. This may help researchers to conduct Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) using MFR and further develop protocols to enhance better interpretations and the need for evidence-based information.