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Pain pressure threshold of a muscle tender spot increases following local and non-local rolling massage

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2015
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Title
Pain pressure threshold of a muscle tender spot increases following local and non-local rolling massage
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12891-015-0729-5
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Authors

SJ Aboodarda, AJ Spence, Duane C. Button

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to determine the acute effect of rolling massage on pressure pain threshold (PPT) in individuals with tender spots in their plantar flexor muscles. In a randomized control trial and single blinded study, tender spots were identified in 150 participants' plantar flexor muscles (gastrocnemius or soleus). Then participants were randomly assigned to one of five intervention groups (n = 30): 1) heavy rolling massage on the calf that exhibited the higher tenderness (Ipsi-R), 2) heavy rolling massage on the contralateral calf (Contra-R), 3) light stroking of the skin with roller massager on the calf that exhibited the higher tenderness (Sham), 4) manual massage on the calf that exhibited the higher tenderness (Ipsi-M) and 5) no intervention (Control). PPT was measured at 30 s and up to 15 min post-intervention via a pressure algometer. At 30 s post-intervention, the Ipsi-R (24 %) and Contra-R (21 %) demonstrated higher (p < 0.03) PPT values compared with Control and Sham. During 15 min post-intervention, PPT was higher (p < 0.05) following Ipsi-R (19.2 %), Contra-R (15.9 %) and Ipsi-M (10.9 %) compared with Control. There was no difference between the effects of three deep tissue massages (Ipsi-R, Ipsi-M and Contra-R) on PPT. Whereas the increased PPT following ipsilateral massage (Ipsi-R and Ipsi-M) might be attributed to the release of fibrous adhesions; the non-localized effect of rolling massage on the contralateral limb suggests that other mechanisms such as a central pain-modulatory system play a role in mediation of perceived pain following brief tissue massage. Overall, rolling massage over a tender spot reduces pain perception. ClinicalTrials.gov ( NCT02528812 ), August 19(th), 2015.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 174 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 44 25%
Student > Bachelor 34 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 6%
Other 9 5%
Other 36 20%
Unknown 31 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 62 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 3%
Psychology 3 2%
Other 8 5%
Unknown 39 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 October 2017.
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