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Why do I feel pain after exercise ? Explained !!

Shobith K Menon
Shobith K Menon
Have you ever felt sore after starting a new activity or pushing yourself harder than usual during a workout?


💪🏽 Muscle soreness that shows up a day or two after exercising can affect anyone regardless of how many years of experience you have . 

This type of muscle stiffness or achiness is normal, doesn't last long. 


💪🏽 Sore muscles after physical activity, known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), 
can occur when you start a new exercise programme or modify or increase your intensity of your workout .

💪🏽 When muscles are required to work harder than they're used to or in a different way, it's believed to cause microscopic damage to the muscle fibres,resulting in muscle soreness or stiffness.


Who can DOMS affect?

💪🏽 Anyone can develop DOMS, even those who have been exercising for years, including elite athletes.

💪🏽 The good news is the soreness will decrease as your muscles get used to the new physical demands being placed upon them.

💪🏽 The soreness is part of an adaptation process that leads to greater stamina and strength as the muscles recover and build. 

How long does DOMS last for?

💪🏽 So it depends , for a beginner soreness might last longer than an intermediate or advance level athlete . 

DOMS typically lasts between 1 to 4 days.

   How can I treat DOMS?

💪🏽 You cannot just reduce the soreness in a minute which is technically not possible. 

💪🏽 But you can help your muscle recover faster by following the below options.

🌟Proper nutrition 
🌟Rest and sleep 
🌟Ice packing can help 
🌟Massage can help at the same time . 
🌟Cyrotherapy .

I hope this was helpful . 😀

Thanks for reading . 💪🏽

Post courtesy - https://www.nhs.uk

Coach 
Shobith K Menon 💪🏽