We have all experienced sore muscles at one point or another.  But what is normal and what is not?  Read more below and listen to podcast by the American Physical Therapy Association to learn more.


Muscle Soreness: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

If you’ve ever pulled your bike out of the garage for the first time all summer and then gone on a long ride, or if you’ve ever hit the weight room hard on January 1, trying to achieve a year’s worth of fitness goals in single day, you’ve probably experienced delayed onset muscle soreness, otherwise known as DOMS.

It’s a long name for something that’s quite common, and also preventable.

In today’s episode of Move Forward Radio, Malachy McHugh, director of research at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma in New York, shares his perspective on the effectiveness of many current treatments for DOMS and his predictions for possible prevention methods in the future.

Listen to Move Forward Radio or download the podcast on iTunes.


PTSR of Hastings has many services available if you feel your muscle soreness is not going away or if you are experiencing it frequently.