Muscle Fatigue: General Understanding and Treatment

Exp Mol Med. 2017 Oct 6;49(10):e384. doi: 10.1038/emm.2017.194.

Abstract

Muscle fatigue is a common complaint in clinical practice. In humans, muscle fatigue can be defined as exercise-induced decrease in the ability to produce force. Here, to provide a general understanding and describe potential therapies for muscle fatigue, we summarize studies on muscle fatigue, including topics such as the sequence of events observed during force production, in vivo fatigue-site evaluation techniques, diagnostic markers and non-specific but effective treatments.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomarkers
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Electromyography
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Evoked Potentials, Motor
  • Humans
  • Muscle Contraction*
  • Muscle Fatigue*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
  • Oxidative Stress

Substances

  • Biomarkers