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ACE Report #7494
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Therapeutic exercise decreases pressure-pain sensitivity threshold in knee osteoarthritis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Association of Exercise Therapy and Reduction of Pain Sensitivity in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Dec;66(12):1836-43.

Contributing Authors: M Henriksen L Klokker T Graven-Nielsen C Bartholdy T Schjødt Jørgensen E Bandak B Danneskiold-Samsøe R Christensen H Bliddal

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Synopsis

60 patients with a clinical diagnosis of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis were randomized to enter a 12-week exercise regimen or remain sedentary for the study duration. The purpose of this study was to quantify the effectiveness of therapeutic exercise as a conservative treatment of osteoarthritic pain and function. Pressure-pain thresholds and indices of temporal summation following stimulation by pr...

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