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Interesting scientific references on sensory innervation of fascia:

Schleip R.

Overview on fascial mechanoreceptors

Stecco C. et al.

Anatomy of the deep fascia of the upper limb. second part: study of innervation.

Morphologie 91(292):38-43, 2007


William G. et al.

Increased pain from muscle fascia following eccentric exercise: animal and human findings.
Exp Brain Resh 194(2): 299-308, 2009


Macefield V.G.

Physiological characteristics of low-threshold mechanoreceptors in joints, muscle and skin in human subjects.
Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 32:135-144, 2005


Graven-Nielsen T, Mense S,
Arendt-Nielsen L.

Painful and non-painful pressure sensations from human skeletal muscle.

Exp Brain Res 159(3):273-83, 2004


Gajda M. et al.

Segmental distribution and morphometric features of primary sensory neurons projecting to the tibial periosteum in the rat.

Folia Histochem Cytobiol. 42(2): 95-9, 2004

Backenkohler U., Halata Z.,
Strasmann TJ.

The sensory innervation of the shoulder joint of the mouse.
Anat Anz 178(2):173-81, 1996

Bednar DA, Orr FW,
Simon GT.

Observations on the pathomorphology of the thoracolumbar fascia in chronic mechanical back pain. A microscopic study.
Spine 20(10):1161-4, 1995

Halata Z, Rettig T,
Schulze W.

The ultrastructure of sensory nerve endings in the human knee joint capsule.
Anat Embryol (Berl) 172(3): 265-75, 1985

Strasmann T. et al.

Functional topography and ultrastructure of periarticular mechanoreceptors in the lateral elbow region of the rat.

Acta Anat 138:1-14, 1990

Mense S., Prabhakar N.R.

Spinal termination of nociceptive afferent fibres from deep tissues in the cat.
Neurosci Lett 66(2):169-74, 1986

Hoheisel U., Mense S.,
Scherotzke R.

Calcitonin gene-related peptide-immunoreactivity in functionally identified primary afferent neurones in the rat.
Anat Embryol (Berl). 189(1): 41-9, 1994

Yahia L., Rhalmi S.,
Newman N., Isler M.

Sensory innervation of human thoracolumbar fascia. An immunohistochemical study.
Acta Orthop Scand 63(2):195-7, 1992


Wal JC van der,
Drucker J.

The occurrence of muscle spindles in relation to the architecture of the connective tissue in the lateral cubital region of the rat
in Hnik: Mechanoreceptors: development, structure and function, pp. 345-346. Plenum Press, New York 1988


Vshivtseva VV ,
Lesova LD


Features of the innervation of fascia and their microcirculatory bed in the rat
Arkh Anat Gistol Embriol 88(5):16-22, 1985

Kroviakov VF


Afferent and efferent innervation of the human fascia lata femoris during prenatal ontogeny
Arkh Anat Gistol Embriol 80(1): 21-5, 1981


Tanaka S, Ito T,


Histochemical demonstration of adrenergic fibers in the fascia periosteum and retinaculum.
Clin Orthop Relat Res 126: 276-81, 1977 


Sakada S


Mechanoreceptors in fascia, periosteum and periodontal ligament.
Bull. Tokyo Med. Dent. Univ., 21(Suppl.): 11-13, 1974


Ralston HJ 3rd et al.


Nerve endings in human fasciae, tendons, ligaments, periosteum, and joint synovial membrane.
Anat Rec 136: 137-47, 1960


Stilwell DL jr.



Rgional variations in the innervation of deep fasciae and aponeuroses
Anat. Record 127(4): 635-53, 1957