FREQUENCY OF TRAPEZIUS TRIGGER POINTS AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH FORWARD HEAD POSTURE IN TAILORS
Keywords:Forward head posture, Myofascial trigger points, Posture, Tailors, Trapezius muscle
Introduction: Myofascial trigger points are hypersensitive nodules with distinct characteristics that cause pain at the location of trigger point and refer pain to the surrounding structures.
Material & Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted on tailors in the factories of twin cities of Pakistan. 349 male and female with the age of 20 to 60 years having complaint of myofascial trapezius trigger points were selected by Non probability convenient sampling technique. All the participants were assessed by using the Trapezius trigger points assessment form meanwhile forward head posture was assessed by using plumb line method.
Results: Out of 349 participants 229(66.5%) were males and 120(33.5%) were females. The mean age of the participants was 34.13 ± 9.8 years. The results revealed that the frequency of active trigger points in trapezius muscle was 166(47.5%), latent (Passive trigger point) was 155(44.4%) and 28(8.1%) having mix type of trigger points. Frequency of Forward head posture shows 40(11.4%) were normal, 80(22.9%) were mild, 180(51.6%) were moderate and 49(14.1%) sever. Association between forward head posture and trigger points are high as P. Value was <0.001.
Conclusion: It is concluded that frequency of active trigger points was higher in percentage as compared to the latent trigger points moreover both type of trigger points had higher association with the forward head posture.
Key Words: Forward head posture, Myofascial trigger points, Posture, Tailors, Trapezius muscle.