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What is Muscle Soreness?

Muscle Soreness | Rozelle Osteopaths*Post exercise soreness is probably not caused by inflammation at all ….but rather by something else that the inflammatory process itself seems to prevent

*Muscle soreness decreases as inflammation escalates , this indicates that soreness is unlikely to be caused by inflammation.

*RBE or Repeated Bout Effect is the skeletal muscle’s way of reducing further exercise- induced damage brought on by subsequent bursts of exercise . It is not clearly understood but appears to be :an attenuated inflammation response triggered by multiple muscle contractions

*ie the muscle ‘seems to remember ‘ the stress of the first workout and so responds with increased immune cell recruitment when the exercise stress is repeated