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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Pressure pain thresholds were measured by a handheld Medoc digital pressure algometer (Algomed) at a constant rate of 30 kPa per second at 5 sites: the medial aspect of the index knee, lateral aspect of the index knee, ipsilateral quadriceps, trapezius, and epicondyle.
Assendelft et al., "Interobserver reproducibility of the assessment of severity of complaints, grip strength, and pressure pain threshold in patients with lateral epicondylitis," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol.
Mean [+ or -] standard error of pressure discomfort threshold and pressure pain threshold of five subjects for three repetitions on 3 days.
Muscle tenderness and pressure pain threshold in headache: a population study.
abductor hallucis 1 PPT: pressure pain threshold, N/c[m.sup.2]; NRS: numeric rating scale, scale 0-10.
Glenohumeral active and passive ROM of IR and HA, stretch sensation, and pressure pain threshold (PPT) were measured at pre-intervention, post-intervention (immediately after intervention), and 10-min follow-up (10 min after the post-intervention period) by a single tester who was blinded to the random group allocation.
The measures consisted of tissue blood flow (BF), average pain intensity over the 10 centimeter pain visual analog scales (VAS), and pain thresholds including thermal pain threshold [cold pain threshold (CPT) and heat pain threshold (HPT)], and pressure pain threshold (PPT).
Altogether, in present study, we hypothesized that (1) although pressure pain threshold (PPT) would be higher among men than among women [10], this difference would be affected more by other possible confounders than by sex; (2) there would be sex-wise differences in CPM response; (3) although physical activity and CPM response would be related, this relationship would more likely be seen in women than in men.
To get an estimate of the participants general pain sensitivity [32], pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) were recorded with an electronic algometer (Somedic Sales AB, Hoor, Sweden).
Carrier, "Tenderness as measured by pressure pain thresholds extends beyond the pelvis in chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men," The Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol.