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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness And Weight Lifting
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Advil=Ibuprofen: Aleve (naproxen)=Naproxyn BOTH are NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory) Medications and individual responses differ...Aleve (naproxen) is longer acting so dosage is every 8 hours (max) Advil may be give every 6 hours TRY BOTH ..see which works best FOR YOU! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
What causes delayed onset muscle soreness after resistance training and are there any non-drug ways to alleviate it?
DOMS is complex: The answer to this question is complex, especially in the "what causes" portion. Although you may find some symptom relief with rice/ massage, "it is important to be aware that pain reduction does not represent recovery". You will need adequate recovery time even once pain/ soreness subsides. The acsm has great info at http://www.Acsm.Org/docs/brochures/delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-(doms).Pdf. ...Read more
I was sedentary before, how long may it take for my body to get used to new workout program and stop giving me delayed onset muscle soreness?
Slow and Low.: There is no precise time parameter that you can enjoy for the elimination DOMS phenomena. The soreness is a product of exercising muscle beyond the limit it is used to. Novice sat exercising, as well as experienced professionals all experience this post exercise event. Some reduction in soreness can possibly occur by slowing down your exercise intensity and duration. ...Read more
Should i be worried about delayed onset of muscle soreness after doing squats? I am recovering from a fractured thigh.
Not at all: I commend you for your efforts. As you increase your intensity of therapy, it is normal to have delayed muscle soreness. This should be short lived and respond with a period of rest, nsaid's, and perhaps moist heat. If you have pain with daily activities such as walking, it might indicate too much stress or strain on the fracture site. A day off from exercise should alleviate the muscle pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hmm: Well, if you only focus on that one muscle, that would be a simple explanation. ...Read more
Probably not: The muscle-relaxing effects of these medicines are most likely the result of their ability to depress the central nervous system. They are also called sedatives. In low back pain, muscle relaxants improve pain, muscle tension, and mobility. But side effects are common. Do not take these without proper directions from your physician as they are addictive. ...Read more
Ice, cool down: I would recommend that you ice any affected area for about 15 min i would also recommend that you cool down after any aerobic type activities too many people finish running or cycling and then just sit down - that's just great for you muscles to tighten up walking for a few minutes will also help get the Lactic Acid out of your msucles. ...Read more
Ice.: Apply ice packs to the sore muscles, 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, as directed on the label. ...Read more
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