Mer om huden og c-fibre i relasjon til smerte. Denne viser at ved stølhet så forsvinner smerten om man bedøver huden. Så selv om smerten oppleves som at den sitter i hele muskelen, så er det nervene helt ytterst i huden som faktisk responderer i smerteopplevelsen.
In DOMS state, there was no resting pain, but vibration reproducibly evoked pain (allodynia). The blockade of cutaneous C fibers abolished this effect, whereas it persisted during blockade of myelinated fibers. In the clinical subject, without exposure to eccentric exercise, vibration (and brushing) produced a cognate expression of CT-mediated allodynia. These observations attest to a broader role of CTs in pain processing.
This is the first study to demonstrate the contribution of CT fibers to mechanical allodynia in exercise-induced as well as pathological pain states. These findings are of clinical significance, given the crippling effect of sensory impairments on the performance of competing athletes and patients with chronic pain and neurological disorders.