Examination of pain ratings associated with elicitation of the maximal H-wave and maximal M-wave in the soleus and flexor carpi radialis muscles

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Abstract

  • The present study involved an examination of pain ratings associated with elicitation of the maximal H-wave and maximal M-wave in the soleus and flexor carpi radialis (FCR) muscles. Sixteen male students provided pain intensity ratings associated specifically with elicitation of the maximal H-wave and maximal M-wave in the soleus and FCR muscles before and after a 1 h period of seated rest on two trials separated by 1 wk. There were no significant interactions or main effects of Muscle Group, Time, or Trials for the pain ratings associated with the maximal H-wave and maximal M-wave in the soleus and FCR muscles. Pain ratings and current were higher for the maximal M-wave than the maximal H-wave in both the soleus and FCR muscles. We concluded that pain ratings associated with the maximal H-wave and maximal M-wave do not differ between the soleus and the FCR muscles, and that pain ratings are higher for the maximal M-wave than the maximal H-wave.
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  • Motl RW; Knowles BD; O'Connor PJ
  • Start Page

  • 1477
  • End Page

  • 1486
  • Volume

  • 113
  • Issue

  • 11