9 Things You Need to Know About Muscle Soreness
Everybody gets muscle soreness in his life, this might be due when excess work is done then used to or some other conditions
1.What is muscle soreness?
Stiffness felt in muscles after strenuous exercise or some routine you are not used to is known as Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) or muscle Fever. It is normally felt for 24 to 72 hours.
2. Reason for muscle soreness
Often, the reason of muscle aches is known to the person suffering from it. This is because he knows where he had too much stress, tension, or physical activity:
- Muscle tension in specific areas
- Physical activity one is not used to
- Muscular Injury in physically demanding work or exercise
Some medical conditions also induce muscular pain, these are:
- Infections like polio, flu etc
- Low potassium in body
- Medication or drugs usage
- Thyroid issues
3. When to consult doctor :
- Pain continues for more than 3 days
- Unable to move that body part
- Pain due to change in medicine
- Rashes come up on skin with pain
- The cause of pain is not clear.
4. How to prevent Sore Muscles?
- Stretching before and after Exercise
- Drinking adequate water
- Regular exercise
- Regular stretching
5. How to ease muscle pain at home:
- Properly resting body part which is having pain
- Applying pain reliever.
- Applying ice to infected area
Know About Muscle Soreness
6. DOMS is due to the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles.
Well, this is not true; your body needs energy during exercise which leads to l breaking of molecules, due to higher metabolism your cells naturally became acidic. So, Lactic acid is a product of faster metabolism.
7. The workout is not effective if you sore next day:
That not true, your workout may be effective even if you do not sore next day. Soreness means you have done too much, so don’t overdo things.
8. Better fitness means fewer occurrences of DOMS:
This is true if you are fit taking enough fibre and muscles are used to work out because they may bear unexpected heavy physical work.
9. Warming up and cooling down is good:
Sorry to say but the answer is “NO”, it does not reduce chances of Muscle Soreness but might steal some of your power at the start, but are good for giving your muscles time to adjust.