Cuff Pressure Pain Detection Is Associated with Both Sex and Physical Activity Level in Nonathletic Healthy Subjects.

@article{Lemming2017CuffPP,
  title={Cuff Pressure Pain Detection Is Associated with Both Sex and Physical Activity Level in Nonathletic Healthy Subjects.},
  author={Dag Lemming and Bj{\"o}rn B{\"o}rsbo and Anna Sj{\"o}rs and E Lind and Lars Arendt-Nielsen and Thomas Graven-Nielsen and Bj{\"o}rn U C Gerdle},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={1573-1581}
}
Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate pressure pain sensitivity on leg and arm in 98 healthy persons (50 women) using cuff algometry. Furthermore, associations with sex and physical activity level were investigated. Method Normal physical activity level was defined as Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ) score ≤ 45 and high activity level as GLTEQ > 45. A pneumatic double-chamber cuff was placed around the arm or leg where a single chamber was inflated. The cuff inflation… CONTINUE READING