Pressure-pain threshold in human temporal region. Evaluation of a new pressure algometer.

@article{Jensen1986PressurepainTI,
  title={Pressure-pain threshold in human temporal region. Evaluation of a new pressure algometer.},
  author={Karin Moesgaard Jensen and Henrik Orbaek Andersen and Jes Olesen and Ulf F Lindblom},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1986},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={313-23}
}
A hand-held pressure algometer with a pressure sensitive strain gauge at the tip was used to measure the pressure-pain threshold (PPT) in the temporal region of healthy volunteers. Various sizes of circular tips and various application rates were tested before selecting an area of 0.5 cm2 and a constant application rate of 0.68 N X sec-1 for future use. A… CONTINUE READING