Muscle Soreness — Is Cold Water Immersion An Effective Treatment?

By Dr. Mercola

Regular exercise, participating in athletics, and even working in your backyard or doing strenuous household chores can leave your muscles stiff, sore, and uncomfortable for days afterward.

You may feel just fine immediately after the activity, but within 24 hours, you start to feel pain.

This is called delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and for some, this discomfort is enough to make you think twice before going back to the gym or engaging in activities you would otherwise enjoy.

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Naturally, if given the option, most would choose to prevent the muscle soreness that follows intense exercise or physical activity, but so far the research looking into what methods are actually effective has been scant. >


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