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algometer

[al′gä·məd·ər]
(medicine)
An instrument for measuring pressure stimuli which produce pain.
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The minimally clinically important difference (MCID) of pressure algometry in myofascial tissues has not been established.
2] in the algometry of the trapezius muscle was verified in a study [39], and is similar to the value found in the present evaluation of the upper trapezius muscle.
In relation to algometry, a significant difference was observed in the laser therapy group between the three times of intervention (pre, post, and 48 hrs).
Pressure algometry has been shown to have good validity when assessed by pain and disability questionnaires (Goolkasian et al 2002, Wlodyka-Demaille et al 2002) and, since it assesses a different aspect of pain, may be warranted in addition to other measures.
This text represents a new approach by quantifying the diagnosis and outcome assessment of musculoskeletal pain by pressure algometry.
Improvement was also statistically significant for VAS night pain, Jamar hand-grip strength, total number of Fibromyalgia tender points and the average tender point pain threshold as measured by algometry.
If good correlation can be found, algometry could potentially be used as a safer, simpler means of investigating vitamin D status as a possible cause of chronic widespread muscle and bone pain in patients presenting to health care practices.
Fischer AA (1987) Pressure algometry over normal muscles: standard values, validity and reproducibility of pressure threshold.