Single-point but not tonic cuff pressure pain sensitivity is associated with level of physical fitness: a study of non-athletic healthy subjects

SND-ID: 2024-183. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/dr5x-rk36

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Dag Lemming - Linköping University / Region Östergötland, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine / Pain and Rehabilitation Center

Björn Börsbo - Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine orcid

Anna Sjörs - Linköping University / Region Östergötland, Department of Medical and Health Sciences / Pain and Rehabilitation Center orcid

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Exercise is often used for pain rehabilitation but the link between physical activity level and pain sensitivity is still not fully understood. Pressure pain sensitivity to cuff algometry and conditioned pain modulation (CPM) were evaluated in highly active men (n=22), normally active men (n=26), highly active women (n=27) and normally active women (n=23) based on the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire. Cuff pressure pain sensitivity was assessed at the arm and lower leg. The subjects scored the pain intensity on an electronic Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) during ten minutes with 25 kPa constant cuff pressure and two minutes with zero pressure. The maximal VAS score and area under the VAS-curve were extracted. Pressure pain thresholds (PPT) were recorded by manual pressure algometry on the ipsilateral tibialis anterior muscle before, during and after the tonic arm stimulation.

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The dataset was originally published in DiVA and moved to SND in 2024.

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Clinical medicine (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Public health, global health, social medicine and epidemiology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

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Published: 2024-06-27