Shobith K Menon

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Why do I feel pain after exercise ? Explained !!

Exercise Science
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 - Coach Shobith K Menon 💪🏽

Dr Priya Jacob

Whatever I did yesterday.. I'm sore 🤣

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