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Leukocytes, cytokines, growth factors and hormones in human skeletal muscle and blood after uphill or downhill running

Tags: DOMS, exercise, self-treatment, treatment, inflammation, pain problems, muscle

PainSci summary of Malm 2004?This page is one of thousands in the bibliography. It is not a general article: it is focused on a single scientific paper, and it may provide only just enough context for the summary to make sense. Links to other papers and more general information are provided at the bottom of the page, as often as possible.

From the abstract: “Eccentric physical exercise (downhill running) did not result in skeletal muscle inflammation 48 h post exercise, despite DOMS and increased CK.” Inflammation is the hallmark of tissue damage, so this evidence tends to suggest that muscles are not damaged by hard, unfamiliar exercise.

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