The Effect of Cooling Down in Easing The Symptom of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in Students of School of Medicine Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia

  • Tasya Gitaputri Pranoto IDI
  • Julia Rahadian Tanjung
  • Nawanto Agung
Keywords: cooling down, DOMS

Abstract

Introduction: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) refers to the skeletal muscle pain that follows eccentric exercise. The peak of intensity of soreness is at 48-72 hours and subsides within 3-4 days. Some studies showed that performing cooling down after the exercise could reduce the pain and stiffness of DOMS and some showed conversely.

Methods: Study with interventions was conducted. 69 volunteers were randomly assigned to a either group 1, group 2, and control group with 23 volunteers in each group. DOMS was induced with eight sets of eighteen steps of duck walk. Followed by 5 minutes and 10 minutes of stretching. The soreness was evaluated 48 and 72 hours post exercise.
Results: A Chi-Square test showed there is significant difference for soreness in the group that did stretching after exercise (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Cooling down can reduce the symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in female student class of 2012 at Faculty of Medicine Atma Jaya Catholic University.

Key Words: cooling down, DOMS

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2022-08-27
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Pranoto T, Tanjung J, Agung N. The Effect of Cooling Down in Easing The Symptom of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in Students of School of Medicine Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia [Internet]. Damianus Journal of Medicine [Internet]. 27Aug.2022 [cited 7Dec.2022];21(2):145-52. Available from: https://mx2.atmajaya.ac.id/index.php/damianus/article/view/3176
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