What is DOMS? | Live Science

What is DOMS? DOMS stands for delayed muscle soreness. Without knowing it, it is likely that you and almost anyone who has exercised has experience of DOMS, especially if the training was vigorous and at an intensity that you were not used to.

DOMS is often characterized by a particular set of symptoms, including muscle pain and tenderness. But according to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (opens in new tab), there are some ways you can relieve these aches and pains. For example, the best massage guns can help you ease this pain. And the same goes for a warm and inviting bath, along with light stretches.