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Muscles--Wounds and injuries--Prevention; Bandages and bandaging;


This study was designed to investigate whether the use of a compression garment worn immediately following repeated bouts of eccentric tricep dips would result in reduced sensation of muscle soreness. A secondary purpose was to investigate whether a compression garment would decrease tissue edema following eccentric dips. Subjects consisted of 17 male and female volunteers from the University of Northern Iowa. Each subject was randomly assigned to either left arm control, right arm experimental or right arm control, left arm experimental. A custom-fit Jobst compression garment was placed on the experimental arm and worn continuously during the 72 hours (hr) following the exercise session designed to create DOMS. A 2 x 4 ANOVA with repeated measures revealed no significant difference in muscle soreness measures at 12-hr, 24-hr, 48-hr, or 72-hr post-exercise between the control or treatment groups. Also, there was no difference between groups for edema at any of the post-exercise testing times. Based on these results, the effectiveness of compression in reducing or eliminating exercise-induced muscle soreness or inflammation is doubtful.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services

First Advisor

F. Dolgener

Second Advisor

K. Finn

Third Advisor

L. Hensley


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