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Cold-water immersion (cryotherapy) for preventing and treating muscle soreness after exercise

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effects of cold-water immersion (CWI) in the management (prevention and treatment) of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). The following comparisons will be made:

  • CWI versus no CWI or placebo

  • CWI versus warm water immersion (WWI)

  • CWI versus contrast water immersion (alternate cold and warm water immersion)

  • CWI versus other interventions (including non water based interventions)

  • Different durations or dosages of CWI