• Sakchai Srisuk -
  • Thanarat LAOAKKA
  • Wannaporn Sumranpat BRADY
  • Archrawadee SRIJAROON


Muscle soreness, Electric herbal hot compress pad, Physical fitness


     Intense exercise causes muscle damage. The most common symptoms such as pain, muscle tenderness, and swelling. As a result, the muscle strength and knee joint movement decrease. The pain also inhibits muscle recovery, which is the main cause of reducing exercise performance and has a psychological impact. Treatment of muscle damage after exercise is essential and effective therapy should be selected. The objectives were to develop and study the effects of electric herbal hot pack treatment for delayed onset muscle soreness after exercise training. Twelve volunteer healthy are Nakhon Phnom University students, aged 18.92±0.52 years, with a height of 166.42±8.22 cm. a weight of 66.50±12.88 kg and a body mass index (BMI) of 22.94±3.19 kg/m2 took part in this study. The perceived muscle soreness, leg muscle strength, and degree of knee joint movement were measured immediately at the baseline, and after intense exercise 30 min. Then treat muscle pain with electric herbal hot pack treatment, 24, 48, and 72 hours, assessing muscle soreness, leg muscle strength, and degree of knee joint movement. The results showed that after 30 min. intense exercise, perceived muscle soreness sensation increased, leg muscle strength, and degree of knee joint movement decreased were lower than before 30 min. intense exercise. When treating muscle pain with a electric herbal compress pad, it was found that perceived muscle soreness sensation decreased, leg muscle strength, and degree of knee joint movement increased after 24, 48, and 72 hours of treatment significantly (p<0.05). In conclusion, the electric herbal compress pad can relieve pain and reduce muscle inflammation.


(Journal of Sports Science and Technology 2023; 23(2):58-61)
(Received: 30 April 2023, Revised: 20 November 2023, Accepted: 27 November 2023)

*Corresponding author: Sakchai SRISUK
Department of Health and Sprot Science, Faculty of Education,
Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, THAILAND
E-mail: [email protected]

Author Biographies

Thanarat LAOAKKA

Department of Health and Sprot Science, Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham,

Wannaporn Sumranpat BRADY

Department of Health and Sprot Science, Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham,

Archrawadee SRIJAROON

Department of Health and Sprot Science, Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham,


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