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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

One article on PainSci cites Malm 2004: Post-Exercise, Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness

PainSci notes on Malm 2004:

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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