Test Your Knowledge Of Trigger Points

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Test your knowledge on trigger points in this quiz. Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle. Though there is limited data to understand the phenomenon, let’s see if you know as much as the scientists do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many muscles are in the human body?
    • A. 

      396

    • B. 

      280

    • C. 

      696

    • D. 

      492

  • 2. 
    Everyone is born with trigger points.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Who was one of the biggest influences behind finding and researching trigger points?
  • 4. 
    Skeletal muscles accoutns for ____ of body weight.
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Skeletal muscles accounts for about ____ of human pain complaints.
  • 6. 
    Tools used to treat trigger points include all of the following, except
    • A. 

      T-bars

    • B. 

      Thumbs

    • C. 

      Elbow

    • D. 

      Pincer-grip

    • E. 

      Heat

  • 7. 
    ______________________ cause immediate pain or referral pain without palpation.
    • A. 

      Latent TrP

    • B. 

      Satellite TrP

    • C. 

      Tender points

    • D. 

      Active TrP

  • 8. 
    Only when pressed do these trigger points hurt.
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Latent

    • C. 

      Secondary

    • D. 

      Inflamed

  • 9. 
    These 18 points on the body are associated with fibromyalgia.
    • A. 

      Central trigger points

    • B. 

      Taut bands

    • C. 

      Active trigger points

    • D. 

      Fibrotic knots

    • E. 

      Tender points

  • 10. 
    Lower back pain may be caused by trigger points in all of the following muscles, except
    • A. 

      Multifidi

    • B. 

      Iliopsoas

    • C. 

      Gluteus Medius

    • D. 

      Pectineus

    • E. 

      Rectus Abdominis