pressure pain threshold


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pressure pain threshold

Abbreviation: PPT
The applied mass per area (kg/cm2) that will elicit a complaint of pain in subjects with painful conditions, e.g., fibromyalgia, temperomandibular joint dysfunction, or vulvodynia.
See also: threshold
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12) A combination of joint mobilization, neural mobilization, and exercise was shown to improve pain levels after two months of treatment in patients with hand OA, but it had limited effect on improving pressure pain thresholds, as well as pinch and grip strengths.
Muscle tenderness and pressure pain threshold in headache: a population study.
Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the test-retest reliability of pain intensity, tissue blood flow, thermal pain threshold, pressure pain threshold and lumbo-pelvic stability tests that could be used to evaluate pathology and assess effects of treatment interventions for low back pain.
Abbreviations: ATT = automatic tissue tester, CV = coefficient of variation, F-D = force-deformation, ICC = intraclass correlation, PDT = pressure discomfort threshold, PPT = pressure pain threshold, SD = standard deviation.
Modulation of pressure pain thresholds during and following isometric contraction.
Other research has found that fibromyalgia and reduced pressure pain thresholds aggregate in families.