The best way to relieve sore muscles after a brutal workout

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 08:03 in Health & Medicine

Ice might numb the pain after a workout, but it won't fix what's causing it. Julia Bernhard BEING SORE SUCKS. Anyone who’s exercised to any extent can probably complain about the stiffness, pains, or—worse—injuries the next day. But as annoying as the achiness gets, it’s a critical part of the recovery process.  Under your skin, the all-important muscle fibers that push and pull bones to move you around tear slightly during a workout—a phenomenon called microtrauma. Combined with inflammation, these tiny ruptures may cause soreness, which your body alleviates by replacing the cells around the wound. There are actually two kinds of muscular soreness that you feel after a workout, and they come from different sources. The microtrauma-based discomfort is known as DOMS, short for delayed-onset muscle soreness. You might feel it most...

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