Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Preventing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Did you know osteopathy can identify problems such as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) related to sports and training?
Osteopaths look at the muscles, bones and tissues affected by injury, postural problems, and training. This identifies wider issues which contributes to a localised pain or specific complaint. Osteopaths focus on the whole body to find out what is out of balance.
Following a full functional assessment, the problems can be treated using massage, physical manipulation, muscle stretching. As a result, this ensures your body is in its optimum state. You can then function well and confidently.
Massage prepares the muscles before intense activity, which includes taking part in events. Massage stimulates the muscles and increasing blood flow. Post exercise, massage is very helpful in preventing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. This is soreness in the muscles secondary to exercise.
What is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)?
DOMS is a phenomenon of muscle pain and soreness. This is felt 12-48 hours following exercise. In particular, this follows an increase in the duration or intensity of exercise. It usually subsides over the next few days. As a result, symptoms range from tenderness in the muscle to severe pain.
Microtraumas in your muscle fibres causes DOMS. These microtraumas are repaired as part of the muscle growth process. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness can be helped by Osteopathy for Sports.
Sports osteopathy diagnoses and treats current sporting injuries. It can also help in trying to prevent other sporting injuries. Seeing an osteopath regularly means you’ll enjoy a body that is more ‘in tune’ and the risk of injury can be reduced. This will be regardless of what sporting activities you do.
For years I’ve helped runners prepare for events. For instance, charity events. In return for helping to raise funds for charities, I offer a discount in fees for pre and post-run treatment.
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