The Aim of the study was to determine the effect of self-myofascial release (SMFR) treatment on handgriptest score in patients with fibromyalgia and migraine, investigating also if the lactate levels influenced theresult. Twenty-five subjects affected by migraine (age 49.7±12.5; height 164.9±6.62 cm; weight 68.6±16.9kg) and ten subjects affected by fibromyalgia (age 43.7±21.2; height 158±5.65 cm; weight 70±28.9 kg) wereenrolled in the study. The assessments included a handgrip test, in order to evaluate isometric strength ofboth hands and forearm muscles and the lactate levels evaluation. The treatment was performed in the threemost painful trigger points indicated from subjects as to concern fibromyalgic and on the suboccipital musclesfor the migraineurs subjects. The handgrip test score, at T0, showed respectively in fibromyalgia and migrainegroups a result of 22,82 ± 10,58 and 24,74 ± 9,13 (kg) for the right hand and 23 ± 8,59 and 22 ± 9,13 (kg)for the left hand without any statistical significance difference. At T1 the handgrip test score showed a positivetrend in increase in migraineurs (23,23 ± 8,18 (kg) and 21,03 ± 8,57 left hand (kg)) but without a statisticalsignificance difference; vice versa in fibromyalgic subjects (24,95± 8,65 (kg) 22,29 ± 10,90 right hand (kg)).Given the interesting preliminary results it needs further studies to confirm the trend, increasing the numberof the subjects and extends the treatment for a longer time.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||Journal of Human Sport and Exercise|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation