Muscle Fever, also known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, is a type of pain felt in the muscles after strenuous workout. Muscle Fever is a result of lengthening exercises which causes pain in the muscles. The most common sign and symptom of Muscle Fever includes body ache, muscle pain, shortness of breath, and many more.
HOW IS MUSCLE FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same can be done by a general physician based on the symptoms. In some cases X-rays could be required to check for injuries.
HOW IS MUSCLE FEVER TREATED?
The soreness usually disappears within about 72 hours after appearing. If treatment is desired, any measure that increases blood flow to the muscle, such as low-intensity activity, massage, hot baths, or a sauna visit may help. Exercise increases pain thresholds and pain tolerance. This effect, called exercise-induced analgesia, is known to occur in endurance training (running, cycling, swimming), but little is known about whether it also occurs in resistance training which help in reducing soreness.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some studies show that neither aerobic nor resistance exercise helps alleviate soreness. Ibuprofen taken before or after a workout, and massage afterward (sometimes a lot of massage), can reduce DOMS, but stretching before a workout doesn't seem to help