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Delayed-onset muscle soreness and muscle pain.

Authors
Stauber-WT
Source
Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation. JE Zachazewski, DJ Magee, and WS Quillen, eds., Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company, 1996 Jan; :92-98
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00238744
Abstract
The cause, mechanism and treatment of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and muscle pain were considered in this chapter. Topics included the subjective experience of pain and soreness, muscle cramps, performance deficits after exercise induced injury, muscle soreness and muscle damage, location of the soreness, residual muscular swelling, inflammation, perception of pain, treatment, and prevention. Studies have indicated that performance deficits precede the onset of muscle soreness, and are due to a reduction in the intrinsic ability of the muscle to produce force. Myofiber damage and connective tissue damage have been seen in studies using muscle biopsy, and free radical production may also have a role. Treatment for DOMS with antiinflammatory drugs may actually have an adverse effect on muscle and skin healing. If swelling is a contributing factor then specific physical modalities that promote fluid movement through the lymphatic system away from the muscle may decrease soreness, although there is little documentation to this effect. No known prevention technique (other than regular exercise) or drug exists.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Physical-exercise; Physical-stress; Ergonomics; Muscle-function; Muscle-stress
Contact
Physiology West Virginia University 3051 Health Sciences North Morgantown, WV 26506
Publication Date
19960101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Zachazewski-JE; Magee-DJ; Quillen-WS
Funding Amount
141085
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0721649467
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-02918
Source Name
Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation
State
WV
Performing Organization
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
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