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Medicine For Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
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
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
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
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!
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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 more
Movement: It depends on which muscles are sore and when they are sore. If they only ache a day or two after strenous exercise, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness- doms- and is completely normal. Generalized achiness responds best to exercise- increased blood flow to the muscles brings them more oxygen. Stretching, ice, and heat can also help. See your doctor if not improving. ...Read more
Yes: It sure can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Muscle microtrauma: During workouts you are actually causing lots of microtrauma to your muscle tissue that is stimulating muscle tissue growth and repair. You can see this evidence of muscle cell injury in blood work that has increased levels of myoglobin that has leaked out of injured muscles. This is a natural process where your body is responding and adapting to increased use and loads on your muscles. ...Read more
See below: Depends on what's causing the soreness. Usually rest, stretching and fluids will do the job. ...Read more
Yes: It should get better in a few weeks. If persistent let your doc know! ...Read more
Muscle soreness: Calcium, magnesium and zinc along with co q 10. Minerals need to be in forms that are well absorbed. Cal mag zinc in hydroxy acid oratates is good. Or take magnesium malate for good absorbtion. For co q 10 use the ubiquinol form which is eight times more absorbed than ubiquinone. ...Read more
Pain: If a muscle is sore, that means it has pain when it is touched or when you move it. If it is weak, that means it is hard to use it because it doesn't have much strength. You might feel as if you are weak if a muscle hurts when you use it so you don't want to use it. But if you really had to use it (like to save your child) you could do that. ...Read more
Muscle soreness back and shoulder and neck for months. Mostly on right side. Is this abnormal? Picking up toddler on rt side.
I have pain when I press a small area on the left side of chest could it be a muscle soreness or a tumor or something of that sort?
I have pain under my tong, on both sides, but not simultaneously. The pain is towards the back. It similar to a sore muscle type pain.
See ent: This can be serious. Please see initially your primary care physician and he or she can possibly refer you to ENT specialist ...Read more
There is a soreness on my right lower back/side for last couple of weeks. It's more pronounced after workouts, Is it just a sore muscle?
If I used a tens unit on my bicep just for fun and now have muscle soreness in the bicep is this okay? Could I have done something dangerous?
Tens: You probably irritated the skin but did no harm to the muscle. ...Read more
Feeling off for about two weeks now. I felt like I had a fever, it went away and now back, 99.5 temp. Also headaches & muscle soreness. Is it serious?
Need evaluation: Your symptoms could a sign of a lot of different problems. Need an evaluation by physician. ...Read more
Got stuck in traffic sat. Driving a stick shift, for an hour I was on the clutch never got out of first gear, I can barely walk from muscle soreness.?
Sounds right.: I think you may have an answer. When you use muscles in a new or excessive way, the muscle may be injured and cause a large amount of pain. It is rare, but sometimes muscles can swell to the point that they cut off their own blood supply. This is bad. If your muscle is hard and pain is out pf proportion to the activity, it might be well to see your doc sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Low mag means a true deficiency or relative.
Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet.
Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your local muscles. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more
Continuedexercise: With continued exercise, the soreness will go away. ...Read more