After starting a new
workout or pushing yourself harder than normal, you may notice your muscles
feel sore the following day. No matter what your normal fitness level is,
anyone can be affected by muscle soreness or pain following exercise.
Muscle pain doesn’t last long, and although it could be off-putting, it is
actually a sign of your improving fitness level.
How long does DOMS last?
The pain from DOMS can be anywhere from mild to severe. It typically lasts one or two days following exercise. You will notice an improvement in the pain each day as the muscles repair. DOMS is regarded as a normal pain following exercise. It should not be confused with acute sharp or sudden pain that may indicate an injury such as a sprain or strain.
There is no way to treat DOMS, although you can help to ease the pain with rest, ice packs, massage and painkillers.
We’ve found our CBD balms help relieve soreness directly to specific areas whilst we use our capsules and oils to maintain ourselves and boost our recovery.
Exercising with DOMS
DOMS can be prevented by starting a new workout regime slowly and gently. Allowing the muscles to adapt to new movements can help to minimise the pain associated with DOMS. You can continue to gently exercise although it may be painful to work on the muscle groups that are affected by DOMS. You can continue to work on the muscle groups that are not painful and rest the sore muscles until they have recovered. As your muscles become accustomed to the new regime, there will be less tissue damage and faster recovery.
We like to use our cbd products to help us rest, rise and recover.