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Volume:28 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #13526
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Effectiveness of Heat Therapy and Cold Therapy in Patients With Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

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OrthoEvidence. Effectiveness of Heat Therapy and Cold Therapy in Patients With Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. ACE Report. 2021;28(1):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13526

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Heat and cold therapy reduce pain in patients with delayed onset muscle soreness: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 32 randomized controlled trials

Phys Ther Sport. 2021 Mar;48: 177-187.

Contributing Authors: Y Wang S Li Y Zhang Y Chen F Yan L Han Y Ma

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Thirty-two randomized controlled trials containing 1098 patients with delayed onset muscle soreness were included in this meta-analysis comparing heat therapy, cold therapy, and control (passive recovery) for the reduction of pain. Comparisons between heat therapy vs. control, cold therapy vs. control, and heat therapy vs cold therapy were performed, and outcomes were assessed at ≤24 hours and >24...

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