n International SportMed Journal - The role of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of delayed onset muscle soreness in sport : review article
|Article Title||The role of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of delayed onset muscle soreness in sport : review article|
|© Publisher:||International Federation of Sports Medicine|
|Journal||International SportMed Journal|
|Author||Marcus B. Stone, Riann M. Palmieri and Christopher D. Ingersoll|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||147 - 154|
|Keyword(s)||Exercise-induced muscle soreness, Indiana State University, Inflammation, Muscle injury, NSAIDs, Pharmacology, Therapeutic modality and University of Virginia|
Objective : To investigate the efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of delayed onset muscle soreness.
Data sources : PubMed and SPORTDiscus databases were searched from January 12-30, 2004 for the following terms: delayed onset muscle soreness, DOMS, exercise induced/associated muscle damage/soreness, contraction induced muscle damage/soreness, muscle injury, muscle soreness, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, diclofenac, flurbiprofen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen.
Study section : Inclusion criteria were use of human subjects and placebo-controlled design.
Data extraction : Information relevant to specific drug studied, dosing, method of inducing DOMS, measurements used, and outcome were used.
Data synthesis : Studies with primary findings supporting and refuting the use of NSAIDs for the treatment of DOMS are individually discussed.
Conclusions : Due to potential adverse effects and inconclusive evidence, it is our opinion that the routine recommendation of NSAIDs for the treatment of DOMS is not warranted.
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