Interventions for delayed onset muscle soreness

What is the current evidence regarding the physiotherapy management of delayed onset muscle soreness?

Several physiotherapy interventions have a positive impact on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in comparison to no intervention: among others cryotherapy, vibration, massage, active exercise and compression.

However, it should be taken into account that a large deal of clinical trials demonstrating these differences were of low quality. Furthermore, the ideal application parameters of these modalities also remain to be determined.


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