Provocation of delayed-onset muscle soreness in the human jaw-closing muscles

TÜRKER K. S. , KOUTRIS M., SÜMER N. C. , ATIŞ E. S. , LINKE I. R. , LOBBEZOO F., ...Daha Fazla

ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY, cilt.55, sa.9, ss.621-626, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Eccentric contractions of jaw-closing muscles are difficult to perform. This may explain why fatigue-inducing experiments performed so far suggest the jaw-closing muscles to be fatigue resistant. Aim of this study was to construct an apparatus that can impose intense eccentric contractions to the jaw-closing muscles, and to test the hypothesis that eccentric contractions can provoke symptoms of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in these muscles.