We are all familiar with the soreness that sets in after starting a new exercise regime. When our muscles are not used to strenuous activity, a new routine can strain them. This is known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and it sets in after 24 hours after exercising. It presents itself as a sore, aching and painful feeling in your muscles. It can restrict our range of motion and mobility. Usually, it goes away by itself within a few days and does not require medical attention. Don’t worry, your muscle soreness after a workout should not stop you from exercising. It is a normal part of any physical activity and it’s a sign that your muscles are growing stronger from exercise.
Here are some post-workout muscle care tips that will help you ease the pain of delayed onset muscle soreness: