Thixotropic behaviour of human finger flexor muscles with accompanying changes in spindle and reflex responses to stretch.

@article{Hagbarth1985ThixotropicBO,
  title={Thixotropic behaviour of human finger flexor muscles with accompanying changes in spindle and reflex responses to stretch.},
  author={K E Hagbarth and Jarl V. H{\"a}gglund and Magnus Nordin and Eva Wallin},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={368},
  pages={323-42}
}
Prompted by previous reports on muscle thixotropy, we have investigated changes in inherent and reflex stiffness of the finger flexor muscles of human subjects at rest, following transient conditioning manoeuvres involving contractions and/or length changes of the finger flexors. The stiffness measurements were combined with electromyographic recordings from forearm and hand muscles and with microneurographic recordings of afferent stretch responses in finger flexor nerve fascicles. Finger… CONTINUE READING