Muscle soreness is a common condition that is usually experienced after engaging in physical activities that the body is not accustomed to. It is often characterized by a dull, aching pain in the muscles and can range from mild discomfort to severe pain.
There are two main types of muscle soreness: acute and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Acute muscle soreness is usually experienced during or immediately after a physical activity, while DOMS is the soreness that is felt 24 to 72 hours after exercise.
DOMS occurs as a result of small tears in the muscle fibers that occur during exercise. These tears cause inflammation, which triggers pain receptors and leads to soreness. The severity of DOMS depends on the type of exercise, the intensity, and the duration of the activity, as well as the individual's fitness level and recovery time.
Light muscle soreness is not always a bad thing, since soreness is often an indicator that muscles are adapting to exercise. Being too sore can put a damper on your day and get in the way of your workouts.
To alleviate muscle soreness, some strategies include gentle stretching, massage, taking a warm bath, applying ice or heat to the affected area, and taking over-the-counter pain relievers.
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3 simple steps you can implement before and after your workout to reduce your chances of post-workout muscle soreness.
- Watch the designated KT Tape video tutorial on our website that shows how to tape your point of pain or ailment.
- For best adhesion, apply your choice if KT Tape kinesiology tape to clean and dry skin, according to the video guide, at least one hour prior to activity.
- For maximum pain relief, post-workout muscle soreness and support benefits, wear KT Tape before, during and after activity.