Experimental muscle pain does not affect fine motor control of the human hand

  title={Experimental muscle pain does not affect fine motor control of the human hand},
  author={Rebekah A. Smith and Sophie L. Pearce and Timothy S. Miles},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Conditions known to cause hand pain, such as arthritis, are often accompanied by impaired dexterity. The aim of this study was to determine whether this association is coincident, or whether pain affects dexterity directly. In the first part of the study, several tests of dexterity based on pegboard skills were compared with a precision-grip-lift task: the correlations between the results of any of these tests were not significant at the 0.01 level. Nineteen subjects were then tested with a… CONTINUE READING

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