Compression garments and recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage: a meta-analysis

Hill, Jessica, Howatson, Glyn, van Someren, Ken, Leeder, Jonathan and Pedlar, Charles (2014) Compression garments and recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage: a meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48 (18). pp. 1340-1346. ISSN 0306-3674

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2013-092456

Abstract

The purpose of study was to determine the effects of compression garments on recovery following damaging exercise. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using studies that evaluated the efficacy of compression garments on measures of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), muscular strength, muscular power and creatine kinase (CK). Studies were extracted from a literature search of online databases. Data were extracted from 12 studies, where variables were measured at baseline and at 24 or 48 or 72 h post exercise. Analysis of pooled data indicated that the use of compression garments had a moderate effect in reducing the severity of DOMS (Hedges’ g = 0.403, 95% confidence intervals (CI) 0.236 to 0.569, p<0.001), muscle strength (Hedges’ g = 0.462, 95% CI 0.221 to 0.703, p<0.001), muscle power (Hedges’ g = 0.487, 95% CI 0.267 to 0.707, p< 0.001) and CK (Hedges’ g = 0.439, 95% CI 0.171 to 0.706, p<0.001). These results indicate that compression garments are effective in enhancing recovery from muscle damage.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online first.
Subjects: B300 Complementary Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Glyn Howatson
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 08:52
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 11:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12755

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