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January 05, 2020 3 min read

  • Known the Difference between Muscle Soreness and Muscle Injury
  • Get an Instant Relief from Muscle Pain with Recovapro

Feeling sore after a workout is a normal occurrence, and for fitness buffs and athletes alike, there's nothing more satisfying than the feeling of soreness after a long training as long as it's really just that.

Whether you’re an elite athlete who participates in pro sports or a weekend fitness warrior who engages in high‑intensity training, such as CrossFit , you probably experience muscle pain after your training and exercise. You might get a muscle ache, which typically results in the growth and development of the muscle, or a muscle injury, which may require further medical intervention. However, one may be in trouble differentiating a plain and simple muscle soreness from a serious and actual muscle injury.

The D.O.M.S.

Delayed onset muscle soreness, or “DOMS”, is a common and normal response of your body to changes in your usual exercise routine, such as when you recently increase the intensity or duration of your training or when you’re trying out a new exercise regime. When a muscle is exhausted beyond its limit, it develops minute tearing, which leads up to soreness. The common risk factors for DOMS include insufficient rest break in between sets, adding new high-intensity activities to your workout program, and increasing the intensity of your workout. Effective remedies for DOMS include active cool-down, post-session massage, and light exercises.

Muscle Injury

A muscle injury involves damage to muscle fibers or tendons and categorized as muscle pull, muscle strain and muscle tear, causing immediate sharp pain, and loss of function. There will be swelling, bruising, and point tenderness at the site of the tear. Most injuries are sustained during the lengthening contraction, termed as eccentric muscle contraction, where the muscles are overloaded while it is lengthening. Muscle injury may be due to fatigue, overuse, weakness, and previous muscle injury.

Some Clues to Help You Differentiate MUSCLE INJURY  from MUSCLE SORENESS

  • ONSET OF PAIN: The pain associated with DOMS usually occurs in about eight to ten hours and peaks at 24 to 48 hours. Whereas with a muscle injury, the pain will ensue almost immediately.
  • LENGTH OF PAIN: The pain associated with DOMS resolves in two to three days. If soreness persists, you may suspect a more serious muscle injury.
  • LOCATION OF PAIN: If the pain is widespread and covers a broad area, you’re likely dealing with muscle soreness. Localized and pinpoint pain and tenderness usually suggest an injury.
  • TYPE OF PAIN: The pain from DOMS is generalized, burning sensation with associated tightness and tenderness. Muscle injury will present as a sharp and stabbing  discomfort with the loss of function
  • PERSISTENCE AND TREATMENT: Muscle soreness will subside in a few days with stretching, light exercises, and warm baths. The pain from a muscle injury may require further evaluation and medical intervention.

How Recovapro  Can Help with Muscle Soreness or Muscle Injury?

Whether you are suffering from mild DOMS or more severe muscle injury, percussive vibration therapy through Recovapro  massage guns can provide effective and immediate pain relief for every bodyache. The increased blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients needed for repair of tissue damage leading to effective and fast recovery.

Both muscle soreness and injury may be caused by a lack of proper warm‑up. Recovapro massage gun can be utilized as a pre-workout massage tool, prepping up your muscles and releasing tension that could hinder you from executing a proper snatch or squats, which might then leave you limping in pain.

Likewise, the Recovapro is a portable recovery tool that you can use as a post-workout pampering to relax your sore muscles while preparing your body for its natural healing process.

 


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