How to use these pages.
The X's represent the Trigger Points. There is no difference between the black and white X’s. The red shaded area is the referred pain caused by the Trigger Point and the darker red means more people experienced pain in that area. This example diagram is for the Abductor Digiti Minimi for the foot:
These triggerpoint and referred pain diagrams can be purchased from Amazon. The diagrams are available in a very useful flip chart as well as in the original
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Most of the information was adapted from Travell and Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, Volumes 1 and 2. If you have or treat people with pain, it is an invaluable resource. It contains excellent Trigger Point drawings, and also includes specific information such as symptoms for each muscle and related Trigger Points.
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