signs, symptoms & remedies

muscle soreness

Muscle soreness or delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a normal & natural by-product that the body experiences when exercising. Typically it is associated with exercise, improper posture & injury; however, in most cases, symptoms last between 16 - 48 hours.

Are you experiencing Joint Pain?

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WHAT TO DO

Keep moving

Drink plenty of water & eat nutritious food

Massage

Use of heat therapy

Use of cold therapy

Rest 

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WHAT TO AVOID

Repeating exercise that has caused the muscle soreness for a period of time or until symptoms subside

Heavy exercise 

Heavy stretching

Dehydration

Poor food choices

USING FLOW NANO

Using the nano you can apply the heating element to the area to provide heat relief. And you can look to use the percussion head to provide self massage to your area too.

HOW DOES IT HELP?

The application of heat is recommended by the NHS, it stimulates the nervous system, in particular the thermoreceptors which ‘may’ block the signals/ sensation of pain to the brain. Additionally heat increases blood flow to the area which provides an increased rate of oxygen & nutrient delivery to muscles in that area which will contribute to the muscles becoming more relaxed. Thus taking away any tension that the muscles may bring to the area.  

The application of percussion contributes to an increased rate of blood flow to the area, due to the nerve endings registering the stimulus of the percussive head. It can be used for the muscle bulk of any affected area to ease any tightness within the muscle as well improving muscle flexibility.

Additionally, the use of percussion on the muscles surrounding the joints affected can provide an increase in blood flow to the muscles, allowing them to become more relaxed & subsequently more flexible. Both of these combined allow the joint to potentially move more freely with the help of increased muscle flexibility.

COMMON CAUSES OF MUSCLE SORENESS

A new type of exercise/ muscle stimulus you haven’t experienced before 

High intensity exercise

Overtraining

Injury

Eccentric exercises

Your muscle soreness lasts longer than 7 days

Your urine becomes abnormally dark -brown/ red colour

Significant bruising around the area

Your symptoms get worse all of a sudden

Your temperature is higher than normal (37.4°C)

You develop shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

You have a chronic lung disease & the cold/flu/covid is not improving

If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. In all health matters for further information or medical advice, please speak to your GP or a Pharmacist.