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Thermal pain perception after aerobic exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15895351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine thermal pain perception before, 5 minutes after, and 30 minutes after 30 minutes of treadmill exercise at 75% of maximal oxygen uptake (V o 2 max). DESIGN: Repeated-measures. SETTING: Sports science laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of 14 healthy male and female volunteers (mean age +/- standard deviation, 32+/-3y). INTERVENTIONS: Sensory thresholds, pain thresholds, and pain ratings to hot and cold stimuli were measured before and after 30 minutes of treadmill exercise at 75% of V o 2 max. The hot and cold stimuli were delivered by using a thermode placed on the thenar eminence of the nondominant hand. Thermal sensory and pain thresholds were determined during continuous ramps in temperature of the thermode. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain ratings were measured on a visual analog scale at 10-second intervals over 2 minutes of thermal pain stimulation. RESULTS: There were no significant changes in thermal sensitivity, pain thresholds, or pain ratings for either heat or cold after 30 minutes of exercise at 75% of V o 2 max. CONCLUSIONS: Pain perception to thermal stimuli was unaltered after 30 minutes of exercise at 75% of V o 2 max, an intensity and duration of exercise previously shown to alter pain perception to electric and mechanical stimuli.
Stephen B Ruble; Martin D Hoffman; Melissa A Shepanski; Zoran Valic; John B Buckwalter; Philip S Clifford
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-16     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1019-23     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Exercise Test*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Pain Measurement
Sensory Thresholds / physiology*
Temperature Sense / physiology*

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