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Human Studies

2022 Aug 16

Scand J Pain

A simple, bed-side tool to assess evoked pressure pain intensity.


Hostrup S N F, O'Neill S F D, Larsen J B, Arendt-Nielsen L, Petersen K K
Scand J Pain. 2022 Aug 16.
PMID: 35969427.


Existing equipment for quantitative sensory testing is generally expensive and not easily applicable in a clinical setting thus simple bed-side devices are warranted. Pressure hyperalgesia is a common finding in patients with musculoskeletal pain and an experimental model is delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS is characterised by muscle hyperalgesia and some studies report facilitation of temporal summation of pain. This study aimed to detect DOMS induced muscle hyperalgesia and temporal summation of pain using a newly developed bed-side quantitative sensory testing device to deliver standardised pressure.