By: Dr. Melissa Carr
Still feeling the burn after your workout? If you are into fitness, you’re certainly no stranger to the symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS— microscopic tears in muscle from intense or increased activity. For some, sore, achy muscles are a sign of a good workout. But for others, the pain that is associated from overdoing it at the gym can be intense, lasting for several days, and interfering with daily activities.
No matter which end of the spectrum you’re on, pushing yourself too hard and not taking the proper time to recover can wind up putting you on the sidelines. Don’t let DOMS keep you from your exercise regimen. If you’ve got that hit-by-a-truck feeling after a grueling workout, here are our top tips to speed up the healing process and reduce your risk of injury. Read more