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ACE Report #9041
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Massage vs. pneumatic compression for muscle pain & fatigue for ultramarathon recovery


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Massage and Pneumatic Compression for Ultramarathon Recovery

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 May;46(5):320-6.

Contributing Authors: MD Hoffman N Badowski J Chin KJ Stuempfle

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Synopsis

73 athletes who participated in the 161km ultramarathon were randomized to one of three post-race therapies, administered in a single treatment, for the purpose of comparing muscle pain, soreness, fatigue, and functional performance immediately after therapy and up to 7 days post-marathon: (1) Massage, (2) Pneumatic Compression, or (3) Control (no therapy). Results demonstrated that massage was as...

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