Delayed onset muscle soreness : no pain, no gain? The truth behind this adage

Show simple item record Zondi, P. Cele Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia) Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey 2015-09-23T06:01:21Z 2015-09-23T06:01:21Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this article is to provide brief insight into delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), a phenomenon that is often experienced by recreational and elite athletes. The negative implications of DOMS include pain, decreased motivation to continue training, and decreased performance. While performance issues may be more relevant to the elite athlete, pain and decreased motivation are particularly relevant to recreational athletes wishing to sustain a regular level of physical activity. The article is aimed at general practitioners (GPs) who may encounter athletes presenting with DOMS, and who will benefit from understanding the proposed mechanisms, signs and symptoms of the condition. Numerous researchers have hypothesised that certain interventions may prevent or minimise the symptoms thereof, and all GPs could benefit from understanding the available options for athletes, and the scientific evidence that supports these options. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Zondi, PC, Janse van Rensburg, DC, Grant, CC & Jansen van Rensburg, A 2015, 'Delayed onset muscle soreness : no pain, no gain? the truth behind this adage', South African Family Practice, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 29-33. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6190 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6204 (online)
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dc.publisher Medpharm Publications en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 The Author(s). Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0]. en_ZA
dc.subject Symptoms en_ZA
dc.subject Athletes en_ZA
dc.subject Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) en_ZA
dc.subject General practitioners (GPs) en_ZA
dc.title Delayed onset muscle soreness : no pain, no gain? The truth behind this adage en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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