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What causes delayed onset muscle soreness after resistance training and are there any non-drug ways to alleviate it?

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

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I have delayed onset muscle soreness?

I have delayed onset muscle soreness?

This is okay!: Typically muscle soreness occurs the day after the heavy use, a can last for several days. If it does not get better you may want to get it checked out by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better for treating delayed onset muscle soreness?

Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better for treating delayed onset muscle soreness?

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

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Should I be worried about delayed onset of muscle soreness after doing squats? I am recovering from a fractured thigh.

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

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What's a good medicine for muscle soreness?

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

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Extreme muscle soreness during and after workouts. Why?

Extreme muscle soreness during and after workouts. Why?

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

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Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

See below: Depends on what's causing the soreness. Usually rest, stretching and fluids will do the job. ...Read more

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Muscle soreness after flu shot?

Muscle soreness after flu shot?

Common: It is common to have some muscle soreness after a flu vaccine. It is not serious and usually resolves in a day or so. You may take some Ibuprofen for pain if you wish. Contrary to common belief, you can not get the flu from the flu shot- it's a killed vaccine. ...Read more

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What does muscle soreness feel like with acute hiv?

HIV: No different than muscle soreness due to other viral infections. If you think you may have been exposed and have muscle soreness due to acute HIV syndrome please go and get tested asap. ...Read more

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What supplement can I take to prevent muscle soreness?

What supplement can I take to prevent muscle soreness?

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

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What does it mean when you have left shoulder muscle soreness?

Left shoulder sore: Left shoulder pain may be local, such as an orthopedic problem, or, may reflect issues in the body such as referred pain from your the heart or other organ - its best to be seen by a competent physician for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having muscle soreness and muscle weakness?

What is the difference between having muscle soreness and muscle weakness?

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

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Muscle soreness back and shoulder and neck for months. Mostly on right side. Is this abnormal? Picking up toddler on rt side.

Muscle soreness back and shoulder and neck for months. Mostly on right side. Is this abnormal? Picking up toddler on rt side.

Yes: It is "normal" as an overuse type injury. See your chiropractor and a massage therapist. Picking up the toddler on the right all the time (a natural maternal reflex) has undoubtedly misaligned you....Take care of yourself. It is not normal to be sore for months. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: It probably is a muscle strain especially after a workout. Use moist warm heating soaks plus a massage of the area. Non steroidal anti inflammatories can be used to help. If it continues or becomes pinpoint tender see your PCP for labs and an evaluation ...Read more

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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

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What can I do about extreme muscle soreness?

What can I do about extreme muscle soreness?

Magnesium deficiency: 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

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Is muscle soreness common after a professional massage?

Is muscle soreness common after a professional massage?

It depends: Depending on how vigorous the massage is, muscles can be sore, just as they are after vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to help muscle soreness after a workout?

See details: Muscle soreness after a workout is good. It means you have done enough to break muscle down so you will gain mass and strength. Put up with it, don't be a wimp. If you have to take something for mild, transient muscle soreness, try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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