HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Stretching does not prevent muscle soreness

Stretching before or after exercise does not prevent muscle soreness or reduce risk of injury, finds a study in this week's BMJ.

Researchers in Australia reviewed five studies, involving 77 subjects, on the effect of stretching on muscle soreness. In all studies, participants were healthy young adults. Three studies evaluated stretching after exercising, and two evaluated stretching before exercising.

The studies showed that stretching reduces soreness by less than 2mm on a 100mm scale. Most athletes will consider effects of this magnitude too small to make stretching worthwhile, say the authors.

Stretching also does not produce useful reductions in injury, add the authors. Data from two studies on army recruits in training, whose risk of injury is high, show that muscle stretching prevents on average one injury every 23 years. Most athletes are exposed to lower risks of injury so the absolute risk reduction for most athletes is likely to be smaller still.

These findings are contrary to what many athletes and coaches believe and what is common practice, write experts in an accompanying editorial. Yet much of sport and exercise medicine and the management of musculoskeletal injury has developed empirically with little research evidence. The culture is changing, and this study makes a valuable contribution to the debate on stretching, they conclude.


'"/>

Contact: Emma Wilkinson
ewilkinson@bmj.com
44-20-7383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
29-Aug-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly
2. International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
3. Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children
4. HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
5. Aspirins potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all
6. Compound may help prevent diabetes in fast-food fans
7. Vitamin E may not prevent cancer or cardiovascular events, but may increase risk for heart failure
8. Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV
9. Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
10. Dental practitioners can be instrumental in preventing their patients eating disorders
11. Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Stretching does not prevent muscle soreness

(Date:10/31/2014)... combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in lung ... according to research that will be presented at the ... next week*. , When healthy cells are no longer ... self destruction. But cancer cells swerve away from this ... grow out of control – causing tumours to form. ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... one of the most remarkable gifts of life — ... platform for matching extraordinary surrogate mothers and donors with ... about individuals in unforeseen circumstances. , It’s a collective ... donors, surrogacy agencies, surrogacy lawyers, and fertility clinics that ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Triple Board Certified surgeon Dr. Jeffrey ... transform the appearance of military veteran Joseph Jones. ... Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery (AAFPRS) Faces of Honor program, ... hair Jones lost during an IED blast almost ten ... procedure, valued around $16,000, took Dr. Epstein over eight ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... October 31, 2014 BCC Research ( http://www.bccresearch.com ... AIR QUALITY MARKET , the U.S. indoor air quality (IAQ) ... with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% over ... to grow at a CAGR of 7.4%. , Since ... toxic mold, the outbreak of infectious diseases such as bird ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 2014 Radiology and EMR Integration ... difference between diagnostic imaging centers but Connectivity is ... DigitalOne. “Differentiation is critical in all businesses ... you consider the intense competition and the downward ... will stand-out from the competition by fully integrating ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells 2Health News:Over 800 New Surrogate Mother Members at FindSurrogateMother.com Helping Create Pathways to Parenthood 2Health News:Over 800 New Surrogate Mother Members at FindSurrogateMother.com Helping Create Pathways to Parenthood 3Health News:Miami Hair Restoration Specialist Transforms Wounded Soldier 2Health News:Global Market for U.S. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) to Reach $11.4 Billion by 2019; Equipment Market Segment Surging at 7.4% CAGR 2Health News:Global Market for U.S. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) to Reach $11.4 Billion by 2019; Equipment Market Segment Surging at 7.4% CAGR 3Health News:Diagnostic Imaging of Salem Expects Growth Partnering with DigitalOne 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... Ill., Oct. 31, 2014  AbbVie (NYSE: ... the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. ... performance of our business with double-digit growth from ... business grew nearly 14 percent in the quarter ... chief executive officer, AbbVie.  "We exceeded our outlook ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement ... rounding out its debut year of the relationship at ... AZ. This marks the eleventh tournament stop ... the brand has activated on-site with the "Stryker Mobility ... on the importance of joint health.  ...
(Date:10/30/2014)...  Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH ... team and organizational structure of the combined company following ... that the combined organization will leverage the strength of ... with the new brand to be rolled out across ... The future leadership team is committed to establishing Zimmer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 10AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 11AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 12AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 13AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 14AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 15AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 16AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 17AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 18AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 19AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 20AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 21AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 22AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 23AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 24Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship 2Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship 3Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship 4Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 2Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 3Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 4Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 5Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 6Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 7Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 8Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 9
Cached News: