Comparison of Effectiveness of KT And Athletic Massage On Induced Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness [DOMS] In Quadriceps Of Normal Healthy Individuals

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness [DOMS] In Quadriceps Of Normal Healthy Individuals

  • Dr. Vaishnavi C Masters In Sports Physiotherapy Student,Department Of Sports Physiotherapy, D Y Patil University School Of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai, India 400706
  • Dr. Ajit D Professor, Head Of The Department, Department Of Sports Physiotherapy, D Y Patil University School Of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai, India 400706
Keywords: Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness[DOMS], Kinesiotaping[KT], MVIC, Surface EMG, Quadriceps.

Abstract

Background: Almost every individual who performs unaccustomed eccentric exercise experiences Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness [DOMS].The current study compared the effectiveness of KT and athletic massage on induced DOMS in quadriceps muscle of normal healthy individuals. Objectives: 1] To assess the efficacy of KT + Athletic massage when compared to athletic massage alone in terms of Quadriceps strength and Maximal Voluntary Isometric Contraction (MVIC) measured 48 hours post intervention. 2] To compare-the change in perceived soreness 48 hours post intervention-between the two groups. Material and Methods: 20 individuals (7 males, 13 females, mean age 22 ± 2.24 in control group and 22± 1.84 in experimental group) were included. DOMS was induced with deep squats performed until moderate soreness was perceived. The experimental group received athletic massage with KT. The control group received athletic massage only. The effects were compared 48 hours post intervention using surface EMG and dynamometry. Result: Perceived soreness reduced significantly (p=0.026, using t-test) in the experimental group. No significant effect on MVIC and strength in both the experimental and control group (using one-way ANOVA). Conclusion: 1] The KT + Athletic (experimental group) intervention showed no effect on the Quadriceps strength and MVIC measured 48 hours post intervention. The athletic massage group (control group) showed a decrease in Quadriceps strength measured 48 hours post intervention and no effect on MVIC measured 48 hours post-intervention. 2] KT and athletic massage used in combination reduced perceived soreness measured 48 hours post intervention when compared with athletic massage alone. Clinical implication: As DOMS affects one’s performance in sports and exercise, its treatment will help attain optimal performance during these activities. [Chiddarwar V Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(4):47-54]

Published
2020-09-01
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Dr. Vaishnavi C, & Dr. Ajit D. (2020). Comparison of Effectiveness of KT And Athletic Massage On Induced Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness [DOMS] In Quadriceps Of Normal Healthy Individuals: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness [DOMS] In Quadriceps Of Normal Healthy Individuals. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 11(4), 47-54. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/2857
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