Eur J Pain 2021 May 15. Epub 2021 May 15.
The Research Unit PROgrez, Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Naestved-Slagelse-Ringsted Hospitals, Region Zealand, Slagelse, Denmark.
Background: There is a lack of evidence of the relative effects of different exercise modes on pain sensitization and pain intensity in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (KOA).
Methods: Ninety individuals with radiographic and symptomatic KOA, ineligible for knee replacement surgery, were randomized to 12 weeks of twice-weekly strength training in addition to neuromuscular exercise and education (ST+NEMEX-EDU) or neuromuscular exercise and education alone (NEMEX-EDU). Outcomes were bilateral, lower-leg, cuff pressure pain- and tolerance thresholds (PPT, PTT), temporal summation (TS), conditioned pain modulation (CPM), self-reported knee pain intensity, and number of painful body sites. Read More