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Evolution of Skin Temperature after the Application of Compressive Forces on Tendon, Muscle and Myofascial Trigger Point

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Autor(es):
Magalhaes, Marina Figueiredo [1] ; Dibai-Filho, Almir Vieira [1] ; de Oliveira Guirro, Elaine Caldeira [1] ; Girasol, Carlos Eduardo [1] ; de Oliveira, Alessandra Kelly [1] ; Cancio Dias, Fabiana Rodrigues [1] ; de Jesus Guirro, Rinaldo Roberto [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Med Sch Ribeirao Preto, Dept Biomech Med & Rehabil Locomotor Apparatus, Postgrad Program Rehabil & Funct Performance, BR-14049 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: PLoS One; v. 10, n. 6 JUN 12 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 12
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Some assessment and diagnosis methods require palpation or the application of certain forces on the skin, which affects the structures beneath, we highlight the importance of defining possible influences on skin temperature as a result of this physical contact. Thus, the aim of the present study is to determine the ideal time for performing thermographic examination after palpation based on the assessment of skin temperature evolution. Randomized and crossover study carried out with 15 computer-user volunteers of both genders, between 18 and 45 years of age, who were submitted to compressive forces of 0, 1, 2 and 3 kg/cm(2) for 30 seconds with a washout period of 48 hours using a portable digital dynamometer. Compressive forces were applied on the following spots on the dominant upper limb: myofascial trigger point in the levator scapulae, biceps brachii muscle and palmaris longus tendon. Volunteers were examined by means of infrared thermography before and after the application of compressive forces (15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes). In most comparisons made over time, a significant decrease was observed 30, 45 and 60 minutes after the application of compressive forces (p < 0.05) on the palmaris longus tendon and biceps brachii muscle. However, no difference was observed when comparing the different compressive forces (p > 0.05). In conclusion, infrared thermography can be used after assessment or diagnosis methods focused on the application of forces on tendons and muscles, provided the procedure is performed 15 minutes after contact with the skin. Regarding to the myofascial trigger point, the thermographic examination can be performed within 60 minutes after the contact with the skin. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/07732-7 - Laser de baixa intensidade e estimulação elétrica de alta voltagem na viabilidade do retalho musculafasciocutâneo transverso do músculo reto do abdome em ratos submetidos a ação da nicotina
Beneficiário:Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 13/09753-1 - Eficácia de recursos fisioterapêuticos no tratamento dos pontos gatilhos miofasciais em indivíduos com cervicalgia: ensaio clínico randomizado cego
Beneficiário:Almir Vieira Dibai Filho
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/19368-8 - Eficácia de recursos fisioterapêuticos no tratamento dos pontos gatilhos miofasciais em indivíduos com cervicalgia: ensaio clínico randomizado cego
Beneficiário:Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular