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Table 2 Pressure Pain Threshold (kg/cm2) at 3 Sites (A, B, and C) of Brachioradialis Muscles (combined right and left sides) in Different Age Groups

From: Mechanical pain sensitivity of deep tissues in children - possible development of myofascial trigger points in children

Measured Sites A B C A vs B a A vs C a * B vs C a
All Children
(n = 1,010)
1.36 ± 0.63 1.52 ± 0.75 1.88 ± 0.98 P < .05 P < .05 P < .05
4 years-old
(n = 66)
0.66 ± 0.29 0.74 ± 0.38 0.85 ± 0.49 P < .05 P < .05 P < .05
5 years-old
(n = 118)
0.65 ± 0.31 0.71 ± 0.37 0.80 ± 0.47 P < .05 P < .05 P < .05
6 years-old
(n = 90)
1.20 ± 0.49 1.35 ± 0.57 1.67 ± 0.79 P < .05 P < .05 P < .05
7 years-old
(n = 142)
1.42 ± 0.39 1.59 ± 0.60 1.85 ± 0.63 P < .05 P < .05 P < .05
8 years-old
(n = 150)
1.49 ± 0.50 1.67 ± 0.56 2.12 ± 0.79 P < .05 P < .05 P < .05
9 years-old
(n = 176)
1.73 ± 0.82 1.94 ± 0.99 2.50 ± 1.29 P < .05 P < .05 P < .05
10 years-old
(n = 154)
1.54 ± 0.53 1.74 ± 0.60 2.14 ± 0.76 P < .05 P < .05 P < .05
11 years-old
(n = 114)
1.55 ± 0.37 1.73 ± 0.43 2.14 ± 0.64 P < .05 P < .05 P < .05
  1. Measured site A = Attachment trigger point; Measured site B = Myofascial trigger point; Measured site C = muscle-tendon junction; a tested with one way repeated measure ANOVA