DOMS


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delayed onset of muscle soreness

Muscle soreness that occurs 24–48 hours after exercise, especially after eccentric exercise.
 
Aetiology
Uncertain; DOMS is attributed to microscopic damage to muscle cell ultrastructure due to excessive mechanical force exerted by the muscle and connective tissues; risk is thought to be reduced by exercises that improve flexibility.

DOMS

Abbrev. for Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery.

DOMS

delayed-onset muscle soreness

delayed-onset muscle soreness

; DOMS muscle soreness secondary to exercise, characterized by increasing pain/discomfort during subsequent 24-72 hours, and subsiding within a few days
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On the first day, after the measurements of height, weight, maximum isometric muscle strength of nondominant elbow flexors and circumference of nondominant upper arm, each subject performed a DOMS induction protocol (See next paragraph) by an isokinetic dynamometer.
Interestingly, the reduction in DOMS in specific muscle groups within the experimental group could be aligned to preceding training sessions.
They found that giving a bradykinin antagonist prior to exercise resulted in no DOMS compared with not giving the antagonist, which resulted in DOMS.
Nine of 10 subjects reported no DOMS at baseline; however, one subject indicated a baseline soreness of 18 mm on the 100 mm line.
To observe structural development of the liquid crystalline epoxy utilizing a Nikon Fluorophot microscope and a Linkham Scientific Instrument HFS91 hot stage controlled by a TMS 91 temperature controller, the DOMS formulation was put into a preheated hot stage at the temperatures to be examined and held isothermally.
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DOMS was found to be decreased by tights or compression garments applying 9.
Some believe that DOMS is the result of efflux of intramuscular ions, proteins, and extracellular fluid in muscle fibrils.
While prolonged concentric or isometric muscle contractions lead to temporary fatigue, unaccustomed eccentric exercise results in prolonged fatigue and soreness well known as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS (3).
Interventions were performed immediately after DOMS induction and after 24 and 48 hours.
DOMS is an acute inflammatory condition that occurs in athletes most often at the onset of a regimen, as in spring training.