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Anti-Inflammatory Doses of Ibuprofen: Effect on Neutrophils and Exercise-Induced Muscle Injury
08 March 2007 (online)
The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of anti-inflammatory doses of ibuprofen on neutrophils, neutrophil 02- production, and markers of muscle injury. Males (n = 10) performed 2 bouts of one-arm eccentric exercise on opposite arms separated by three weeks. Subjects received 2400 mg·d-1 of ibuprofen or a placebo 5 d befone exercise and during 10 d of recovery. Measurements were maide before the treatments, pre-exercise, at 4 h, and at 1, 2, 3, 4 .and 10 d post-exercise. Circulating neutrophil counts were similar between the treatments at the sampling points. Neutrophili counts were higher (p<0.05) for ibuprofen and were elevated (p<0.05) at 4 h post-exercise relative to pre-exercise in both treatments. Stimulated neutrophil 02- production was lower- for ibuprofen relative to placebo at pre-exercise and was increased (p<0.05) at 4 h and 4 d of both treatments. CK activity at 3 d post-exercise was lower (p < 0.05) for ibuprofen relative to placebo. Isometric strength, soreness, tenderness, and arm angles were similar between the treatments. In conclusion, anti-inflamrmatory doses of ibuprofen reduced CK activity but not the neutrophil response or other indirect markers of muscle injury during recovery from eccentric arm exercise.
Superoxide anion - muscle soreness, - muscle damage - creatine kinase