What is DOMS?

Muscle-pain, Physiotherapy

Have you ever experienced muscle soreness following a big workout, race or competition? Maybe it came that night, the next day or even a few days later? This is known as DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. It can occur anytime from several hours to 72 hours following exercise, and is thought to develop as a result of microscopic damage to the muscle fibres during exercise.

How do you prevent DOMS?

To prevent the severity of DOMS is to commence or continue your exercise program slowly and gently to give your muscles time adapt and recover between sessions. Make sure you include a good warm up and cool down with stretching as part of your exercise session.

What is the best way to relieve DOMS?

Here are a few suggestions from our team at RAW THERAPIES:

  • Massage
  • Foam Rolling
  • Contrast baths or showers – alternating between hot and cold
  • Rest

Our team of highly trained physio’s, massage therapists and acupuncturists at RAW THERAPIES are here to help!

Contact our team today 5592 1341