Mechanical hyperalgesia and reduced quality of life occur in people with mild knee osteoarthritis pain.

@article{Rakel2015MechanicalHA,
  title={Mechanical hyperalgesia and reduced quality of life occur in people with mild knee osteoarthritis pain.},
  author={Barbara A. Rakel and Carol Grace T. Vance and Miriam Bridget Zimmerman and Nicole Petsas-Blodgett and A. M. Amendola and Kathleen A Sluka},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={315-22}
}
OBJECTIVES This study determined whether individuals with mild knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) experience hyperalgesia and central sensitivity by comparing them with age-matched and sex-matched control participants and determined whether these levels are associated with pain intensity. This study also determined whether these individuals experience significantly poorer quality of life than age-matched and sex-matched controls and whether pain and function predict quality of life. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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