What are the specific locations of tender points on the posterior body in fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

The ACR specifies the location of tender points on the posterior body as follows:

  • At the upper border of the shoulder in the trapezius muscle, midway from the neck to the shoulder joint

  • At the craniomedial border of the scapula, at the origin of the supraspinatus

  • In the upper outer quadrant of the gluteus medius

  • Just posterior to the prominence of the greater trochanter at the piriformis insertion


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