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Matching initial torque with different stimulation parameters influences skeletal muscle fatigue

C. Scott Bickel, PhD, et al.


Figure 4. Average ratings of pain on visual analog scale (VAS), 48 h after fatigue tests. Average frequency for Low Frequency condition was 15 +/- 2 Hz. Low pulse duration and low voltage protocols combined in High Frequency group (60 Hz). *Significantly differ-ent from Low Frequency.

Electrical stimulation is often used to assist in the rehabilitation of muscles after injury. However, be- cause of the high levels of muscle fatigue that occur with this type of treatment, electrical stimulation is not being used effectively. This study looks at how changing different parameters of electrical stimulation can help to reduce the amount of fatigue that occurs. If electrical stimulation can be significantly improved, care for veterans with injuries that warrant the use of this modality will be greatly advanced.

Volume 49 Number 2, 2012
   Pages 323 — 332


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Bickel CS, Gregory CM, Azuero A. Matching initial torque with different stimulation parameters influences skeletal muscle fatigue. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(2): 323–32.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.02.0030
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