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Tender points are specific sites on the body that cause pain when
pressed. The pain may spread when a tender point is pressed and causes pain in
a larger area (for example, down the leg, arm, or back).
9 pairs of tender points. Each pair has one point on each side of the body, for
a total of 18 points. These pairs are located:
Experts call these
tender points, but you may also hear them called trigger points.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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