Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMs) is a type of muscle soreness that occurs 12-48 hours after you've exercised. DOMs causes tiny tears in your muscles and usually occurs if you're doing an exercise for the first time or if you've pushed yourself a little too far (ran an extra mile, did multiple reps of an exercise).
Even though the most effective treatment option is allowing time for your muscles to heal, you may also want to have a massage, alternate hot and cold baths, and perform non-weight-bearing exercises.
Is there any way to prevent DOMs from happening?
Dr. Holly Lucille joins Dr. Mike to discuss DOMs, as well as how you can prevent muscle soreness from occurring.