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How does acute muscle pain influence single-limb force-matching ability?

27 September 2017

With recent evidence implying a greater role of afferent feedback in the judgement of force, there is the need to investigate changes in force perception and production in the presence of acute muscle pain. The aim of the present study is to increase afferent feedback through the application of the intramuscular injection of hypertonic saline to induce acute muscle pain, and investigate whether this affects perceptions of force in a isometric force-matching task of the knee extensors.

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This research study is being organised by the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kent. The project has been ethically approved by the University of Kent Faculty of Sciences Ethics Committee.

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