Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo After Use of Handheld Massage Gun


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Recent clinical observations suggest a potential connection between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and handheld percussive massage guns. BPPV is the most common form of peripheral vertigo, with a prevalence of 3.2%. Traditionally, BPPV is characterized by the displacement of otoconia within the semicircular canals of the inner ear. This phenomenon culminates in vertigo triggered by head movement. Although head trauma is a known risk factor for BPPV, the effects of less severe vibrational injuries are underreported. Studies have shown BPPV to be associated with vibrational exposure stemming from various activities and tools, such as using electric toothbrushes, undergoing dental procedures, and engaging in intense exercise.



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