Why do I feel pain after exercise ? Explained !!

Shobith K Menon
Shobith K Menon

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Exercise Science

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

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ 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. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ 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 . ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ 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? ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ Anyone can develop DOMS, even those who have been exercising for years, including elite athletes. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ The good news is the soreness will decrease as your muscles get used to the new physical demands being placed upon them. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ 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? ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ 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? ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ You cannot just reduce the soreness in a minute which is technically not possible. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ But you can help your muscle recover faster by following the below options. ๐ŸŒŸProper nutrition ๐ŸŒŸRest and sleep ๐ŸŒŸIce packing can help ๐ŸŒŸMassage can help at the same time . ๐ŸŒŸCyrotherapy . I hope this was helpful . ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for reading . ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ Post courtesy - https://www.nhs.uk Coach Shobith K Menon ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

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