Consequences of skeletal muscle injury induced by unaccustomed exercise

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Unaccustomed exercise is exercise that has never been performed before or has not been performed previously at a certain intensity. Unaccustomed exercise commonly leads to an acute skeletal muscle injury. Several negative consequences develop as a result of this injury and can interfere with daily and recreational physical activities. This article describes what the consequences are, when they occur and recover, and what might cause them to occur. Also, the article discusses the nursing implications of these consequences for healthy young and older individuals and for those individuals who have disuse muscle atrophy.


Kinesiology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Orthopedics

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