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2022 Feb 03

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Does aerobic exercise effect pain sensitisation in individuals with musculoskeletal pain? A systematic review.


Tan L, Cicuttini FM, Fairley J, Romero L, Estee M, Hussain S M, Urquhart DM
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Feb 03; 23(1):113.
PMID: 35114987.


Pain sensitisation plays a major role in musculoskeletal pain. However, effective treatments are limited, and although there is growing evidence that exercise may improve pain sensitisation, the amount and type of exercise remains unclear. This systematic review examines the evidence for an effect of aerobic exercise on pain sensitisation in musculoskeletal conditions.