Effects of Dry Needling in Teres Major in Patients With Shoulder Pain

  • End date
    Jan 5, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Universidad de Zaragoza
Updated on 8 March 2021


The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of the dry needling technique in teres major muscles on pain, range of motion, strength and extensibility of the posterior part of the tissues of the shoulder in athletes with shoulder pain.

Condition Arthralgia, Shoulder Pain, Chronic Leg Pain
Treatment Dry needling
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04777578
SponsorUniversidad de Zaragoza
Last Modified on8 March 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Athletes with Shoulder pain
Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit
Presence of active MTrP in the teres major muscle

Exclusion Criteria

Previous surgery in the upper limb
Previous physiotherapy treatments in the shoulder
Dry needling contraindications
Previous dry needling experience to mantain the blinding
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