Muscle fever is also referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS. This refers to the acute pain and stiffness one can experience in the muscles post doing some hectic or strenuous exercises. There is a sharp and shooting pain in the muscles along with extreme soreness that begins post doing new exercises or intensifying your existing workout.
HOW IS MUSCLE FEVER DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis can be made by the person experiencing the pain as it is quite evident. As the condition is generally associated with muscle pain, the fact that it follows after a tough gym session, it is easy to diagnose. However, if the pain continues to be too severe, a general physician may ask for an x-ray to identify the extent of damage.
HOW IS MUSCLE FEVER TREATED?
Treatment includes effective stretching and physiotherapy to soothe the muscles. Alongside, you can also be asked to opt for massaging and other receiving techniques. Hot water baths or alternating hot and cold compress is also advised.
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