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Br J Sports Med. 2007 July; 41(7): 455.
PMCID: PMC2465370

Commentary

This study shows that microwave treatment, which is one of the treatment modalities in rehabilitation medicine, results in the induction of heat shock proteins (HSPs) in human skeletal muscle. Considering the possible role of HSPs in various types of cells, the findings of this study may have great impact on the prevention of muscle injury. Induction of HSPs using microwave treatment 24 h before some stressful event such as surgery or high‐intensity exercise may have benefits in terms of facing the outcome with less muscle damage.


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