Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
DOMS is muscle soreness that develops 12-24 hours after exercise and may be the worst between 24-72 hours after exercise. DOMS is thought to be caused by small microtears in the muscle that occur during exercise, particularly muscle-lengthening (eccentric) exercise.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) falls under theMuscle Gain & Exercisecategory.
Muscle soreness after exercise usually goes away quickly, but prolonged muscle soreness, otherwise known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), can last for days. Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), light exercise, massage, and good nutrition can play a role in alleviating or preventing DOMS.