What causes delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?

What are the possible mechanisms of DOMS?


#1. Lactic acid (lactate and hydrogen ions)

#2. Reflex spasms

#3. Muscle damage

#4. Connective tissue damage

#5. Muscle fiber inflammation

#6. Connective tissue inflammation

#7. Muscle fiber swelling

#8. Connective tissue swelling

#9. Neurotrophic signaling

#10. Oxidative stress (including nitric oxide)

#11. Muscle spindle nerve damage

What are the likely mechanisms of DOMS?

What is the takeaway?



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