Effect of Vibration on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness before and after the Eccentric Exercise in Biceps Brachii Muscle of Females


  • Tasmeen Jhan Post Graduate Student, MPT (Sports Medicine), Dept. of Rehablitation Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
  • Kalpana Zutshi Associate Professor, Dept. of Rehablitation Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3270-8068
  • Amita Sethi Sr. Physiotherapist SDN Hospital, Delhi, India.


Objectives: To compare the effects of vibration on biceps brachii applied before and after eccentric exercise for preventing of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).

Methods: Pretest-posttest experimental control group design was used. 30 subjects were randomly assigned into three groups. Subjects performed 30 eccentric contractions of the dominant biceps brachii muscle using a dumbbell 80% of the pre exercise maximum isometric force. One experimental group receives 1 minute of vibration before exercise and other experimental group receives 1 minute of vibration after exercise and control group did not receive any vibration. Muscle soreness, Arm circumference, maximum isometric force, range of motion were assessed before and immediately after exercise and then 24 hrs, 48 hrs after exercise in all groups.

Result: vibration therapy significantly prevents muscle soreness, and prevents increased arm circumference and decreased muscular strength, range of motion in both experimental groups (p<0.001).

Conclusion: These results showed that the application of vibration helps to reduce intensity and allow early recovery of DOMS resulting from eccentric exercise of biceps. Application of vibration after eccentric exercise have marginally better improvement from DOMS as compared to it applied before exercise.

How to cite this article:
Jhan T, Zutshi K, Sethi A. Effect of Vibration on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness before and after the Eccentric Exercise in Biceps Brachii Muscle of Females. Int J Preven Cardio 2021; 1(1): 4-12.


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