Physical Activity Fails to Show Link with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
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Friday, August 22, 2014 10:42 PM

Neither little nor excessive physical activity contributes to chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) in people who are middle-aged or older, Japanese study findings suggest.

But the researchers say that the “potential benefits of PA on CMP still deserve discussion.” They suggest that possible ways in which PA could reduce the risk of CMP include by decreasing mechanical stress, improving blood flow to painful areas, relieving psychological stress and increasing pain tolerance.

“Our findings thus emphasize that future research on the relationship between PA and CMP should consider effects of BMI, injury, and pain management factors.”