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Kaercher C.W.,Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Genro V.K.,Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Genro V.K.,Human Reproduction Center | Souza C.A.,Hospital Of Clinicas De | And 6 more authors.
BMC Women's Health | Year: 2011

Background: Previous studies have associated chronic pelvic pain with a stereotyped pattern of movement and posture, lack of normal body sensations, a characteristic pain distribution. We aimed at evaluating if these postural changes are detectable in baropodometry results in patients with chronic pelvic pain.Methods: We performed a prospective study in a university hospital. We selected 32 patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain (study group) and 30 women without this pathology (regular gynecological work out - control group). Pain scores and baropodometric analysis were performed.Results: As expected, study group presented higher pain scores than control group. Study and control groups presented similar averages for the maximum pressures to the left and right soles as well as soles supports in the forefeet and hind feet. Women suffering from chronic pelvic pain did not present differences in baropodometric analysis when compared to healthy controls.Conclusions: This data demonstrates that postural abnormalities resulting from CPP could not be demonstrated by baropodometric evaluation. Other postural measures should be addressed to evaluate pelvic pain patients. © 2011 Kaercher et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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