Whether you’re an exercise junkie, a serious athlete, or just getting off the couch for the first time in a long time, you know all about muscle soreness. After a strenuous exercise routine or training session, anyone would feel that pain in the morning.
Sore muscles can sideline an athlete for some time. And although it’s not a severe issue, it can derail an athlete’s training session.
Isn’t there a quicker way to speed up the muscle healing process?
What Causes Muscle Soreness?
Let’s say you’re a weekend warrior who overdid the exercise routine. You wake up the next day, hardly able to get out of bed. Just standing up and walking into the next room can be a painful experience. How did this happen?
Sore muscles after an exercise routine is a common occurrence. It’s called delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short. It occurs when the muscle experiences stress following more physical activity than usual. The extended activity strains the muscle, creating small microscopic tears. Scientists believe it’s these tears, along with inflammation, that causes muscle pain.
The life cycle of DOMS includes:
- Muscle Spasm
DOMS is usually a minor injury and only lasts a day or two. It’s just a symptom that your muscles are adapting to the new fitness regime, making them stronger and better able to perform. But for those just starting, it can quickly derail their new exercise program.
Easing Your Aching Muscles
Although the pain will disappear after a few hours, it still can take you out of action for a length of time. But there are ways to help prevent and ease the pain:
- You want to keep the muscle in motion to provide some of the relief and keep your muscles active
- Heat and ice therapy can decrease the blood flow, reducing the inflammation
- Massage and stretching
- Medication and rest
Whatever method you choose, you need to increase the blood flow to erase the chemical irritants responsible for the pain and decrease the inflammation. And there’s a healthier way to do this – far infrared therapy.
How the Gladiator Therapeutics Far Infrared Device Can Help
Studies have shown that far infrared therapy can decrease the time it takes for muscles to recover following physical activity. By placing our device on your muscles, the patented ceramics embedded in our device quickly go to work. It transmits far infrared energy into the body, causing the water clusters in your blood to vibrate and break apart. The smaller the water clusters, the easier it will be for the blood to move through the vessel. Faster blood flow lessens the inflammation and eases your muscles quickly and safely.