Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

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Delayed onset muscle soreness occurs when a stressor, presumably exercise or activity, places an unaccustomed load on muscles which cause microscopic or tiny tears in the stressed muscle’s fibers.

DOMS usually starts anywhere between 12-24 hours after exercise or activity and may show discomfort for up to 72 hours. Specific aspects of DOMS include localized muscle pain, inflammation, stiffness and a minor strength reduction  in the affected muscles. Our TENS EMS Muscle Stimulation System aids in reducing the effect of DOMS.


Adaptation is a process that allows the body to respond to a stressor or workload like exercise or a vigorous activity in order to perform the same task easier and more efficiently the next time the body is asked to perform.  Sufficient recovery is needed in order for this adaption to take place. Each use of your iReliev TENS + EMS Muscle Stimulation System helps improve adaptation through accelerated recovery.

Creating an effective sports recovery strategy into your training sessions allows athletes to maximize their training results. Inadequate recovery can be detrimental in achieving training goals and can possibly lead to injury. Fatigue is known to be a common cause for injury related time off, so it is obvious to see that managing your fatigue can reduce your risk of injury.

TENS devices have been proven not be detrimental to training adaptation. Other recovery methods such as ice baths and anti-inflammatory drugs are known to cause hindrance to training stimulus response.

iReliev is designed to help high performance athletes recover and get back in the game as soon as possible. Our over the counter electrotherapy products make it easier for every athlete to recover faster without the use of unnecessary drugs.

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By |2023-02-17T05:40:50-06:00August 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)Back to Home|

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