The Interaction of Musculoskeletal Pain and Physical Activity

Human studies

Authored by: Thomas Graven-Nielsen , Henrik B. Madsen , Lars Arendt-Nielsen

Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415782999
eBook ISBN: 9780203132678
Adobe ISBN: 9781136477805


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This chapter is intended to provide an overview of the research regarding exercise and muscle pain in humans, focusing on both the potential for exercise to reduce pain sensitivity and for pain to interfere with muscle function. In order to accomplish this, the chapter is divided into two sections. The first will describe the acute effects of exercise on pain in both healthy individuals and those with chronic pain conditions. The second will discuss the effects of pain on motor control systems with an emphasis on understanding how acute pain may translate into chronic pain conditions.

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