Table 3

 Within group comparisons of pain scores over time, reported as median (interquartile range)

Pain (mm)Baseline24 hz Scorep Value
CK, creatine kinase.
Passive stretch
    Control (n = 20)1.0 (0.0–5.0)6.0 (2.3–16.0)−1.9950.046
    Intervention (n = 20)2.0 (0.0–9.5)16.5 (4.0–56.0)−3.827<0.001
Maximal isometric contraction
    Control (n = 20)8.0 (0.0–22.5)26.5 (8.3–41.8)−2.9190.004
    Intervention (n = 20)4.5 (1.3–17.5)38.0 (13.8–55.0)−3.679<0.001
Serum CK (IU/l)
    Control (n = 20)120 (64–133)150 (117–221)−3.584<0.001
    Intervention (n = 20)106 (72–187)180 (89–306)−3.3610.001
Mean (SD) maximal isometric strength (N.m)
    Control (n = 20)147 (40)129 (30)−3.1730.002
    Intervention (n = 20)148 (52)136 (40)−2.2400.025