Sex-dependent components of the analgesia produced by athletic competition.

  title={Sex-dependent components of the analgesia produced by athletic competition.},
  author={Wendy F. Sternberg and Christina E Bokat and Lindsy Kass and A Alboyadjian and Richard H. Gracely},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  volume={2 1},
Competing in various athletic events (track meet, basketball game, or fencing match) can produce analgesia to cold pressor stimuli in male and female college athletes compared with baseline assessments. This competition-induced analgesia has been attributed to the stress associated with competition, which has components related to both physical exercise and the cognitive aspects of competing. This study evaluated the analgesic effect of exercise-related stress, and that caused by the… CONTINUE READING
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