Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

During the physical exam, your doctor may apply gentle finger pressure to the painful area, feeling for tense areas. Certain ways of pressing on (palpating) the trigger point can elicit specific responses. For instance, you may experience a muscle twitch.

Muscle pain has many possible causes. Your doctor may recommend other tests and procedures to rule out other causes of muscle pain.

Jan. 05, 2012