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Table 2 Participant perceived soreness 48 hours post-intervention

From: Skeletal muscle contractility, self-reported pain and tissue sensitivity in females with neck/shoulder pain and upper Trapezius myofascial trigger points– a randomized intervention study

  All participants (N=77) Sympt DDN Sympt SDN Asympt DDN Asympt SDN p- value
Soreness from strength test 39 (50.6%) 8 (47.1%) 9 (45.0%) 12 (57.1%) 10 (52.6%) 0.867
Soreness from needle intervention 7 (9.1%) 5 (29.4%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5.3%) 0.010
  1. DDN= deep dry needling, SDN= superficial dry needling.