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What Is Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness ("DOMS")?

Muscle soreness, a familiar phenomenon to most athletes, has been differentiated into “acute” and “delayed onset.” The etiology (cause) of acute muscle soreness has been attributed to ischemia (lack of blood supply) and the accumulation of metabolic by-products. However, the etiology of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is not so clear. Six theories have been proposed: lactic acid, muscle spasm, torn tissue, connective tissue, enzyme efflux, and tissue fluid theories. The treatment of DOMS has also been investigated. Most studies of anti-inflammatory recovery methods that yield positive results are centered around cryotherapy (ice) and myofascial release (massage).

 

Treatment For Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness

Exercise physiologists refer to the gradually increasing discomfort that occurs between 24 and 48 hours after activity as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and it is perfectly normal. After a hard day at the gym, our muscles develop micro-tears. Repairing these tiny tears allows the muscle to grow and gain strength. Our natural blood flow repairs these muscles but slows when inflammation acts as a barrier in blood transportation. Icing after a workout fights inflammation, allowing the muscle to heal quicker. Start icing down after workouts for faster recovery and achieve a higher performance workout next time.

Massage inspired a significant reduction in Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness when extending the elbow joint and palpating the brachioradialis muscle (P < .05). Soreness while flexing the elbow joint (P = .07) and palpating the brachialis muscle (P = .06) was also notably reduced due to massage. Massage treatment had considerable effects on plasma creatine kinase activity with a significantly lower peak value at 4 days postexercise (P < .05), and upper arm circumference with a significantly smaller increase than the control at 3 and 4 days postexercise (P < .05).

Conclusions: Massage alleviated DOMS by approximately 30% and reduced swelling immeasurably!

HOW TO RECOUP Plantar Fasciitis: THE R.I.M.E. METHOD

Relieve pain and swelling and promote healing and flexibility with RIME—Rest, Ice, Massage, and Elevation.

Rest. Rest and protect the injured or sore area. Stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or soreness.

Ice. Cold will reduce pain and swelling. Use your Cryosphere right away to prevent or minimize swelling. Treat the affected area for 10-20 minutes, 3 or more times a day.

Massage. Relieve muscular tension, relax muscles, and reduce muscle soreness and fatigue. Massaging relieves muscular restriction, tightness, stiffness and spasms.

Elevation. Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows while applying cold treatment and anytime you are sitting or lying down.

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RECOUP DOMS WITH THE CRYOSPHERE

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Great recovery tool for sore muscles

"I bought two of these cryosphere for friends and family for Christmas and then wanted one for myself so I recently purchased my own. I work out in a gym and kickbox as well but have an old shoulder injury from a car accident several years ago. I really like the convenience of having a roller with the cold (that stays cold longer than ice packs and is less messy) in one convenient tool that I can hold in my hand! I would definitely recommend this product."- Carry V.

Better than expected!

"Purchased this as a gift for my daughter. She is an “elite” athlete plays soccer (club/varsity) year round and runs track (varsity). as such she deals with sore muscles, etc. although only 17 y/o after many years of competitive sports she knows what does and doesn’t work for recovery. Ice and massage is very important for her legs. I researched multiple options and chose your product for because it retained cold temp for up to 6 hours (huge plus) and ease of use. although there were other less expensive products, Recoup is well-made definitely worth the money. We tested it immediately and are pleased/impressed with results."- Leti S.

 

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