Muscle injuries: optimising recovery

Tero A.H. Järvinen, Teppo L.N. Järvinen, Minna Kääriäinen, Ville Äärimaa, Samuli Vaittinen, Hannu Kalimo and Markku Järvinen

Muscle injuries are one of the most common traumas occurring in sports. Despite their clinical importance, there are only a few clinical studies on the treatment of muscle injuries. Lack of clinical studies is most probably attributable to the fact that there is not only a high heterogeneity in the severity of injuries, but also the injuries take place in different muscles, making it very demanding to carry out clinical trials. Accordingly, the current treatment principles of muscle injuries have either been derived from experimental studies or been tested empirically only.  This article describes these current treatment principles.

Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 2007, 21, 2, 317-331.

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