DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Depending on age, the physical condition, many who participate in Snow Sports have DOMS occur.

My nephew Mike used to snowboard and I asked him why he stopped. His job has him working 5 to 6 days a week in a role that has him standing. He said the DOMS made is work very hard.  He is now 28 and used to play lacrosse, football, and other sports.

Inflammation is one part, reminds me when was in a clinical trial for Inflammation using an Interleukin 1 (IL-1) and 6 (IL-6)  blocker.  Let’s just say the block worked. I could ski 3 days in a row and have no DOMS.

Dry Needling produces and inflammation response also.

Real testing is using blood serum. Tests for TNF and other markers.


Delayed-onset muscle soreness is classified as a type 1 muscle strain, produces tenderness or stiffness to palpation or movement, and predominantly is seen in or amplified by unaccustomed exercise.

Sensations associated with DOMS are highly variable and range from slight muscle stiffness that subsides with regular daily activity to the severely debilitating pain that restricts any movement. Typically, the intensity of DOMS increases within the first 24 hours postexercise, peaks between 24 and 72 hours, and subsidies and eventually disappears in 5 to 7 days.



Being in shape and stretching will help.

Additional Protein (BCAA) before and after the exercise

Bath with Epsom Salts

Foam Rolling

NSAIDs may help with pain but are counter effective for muscle regeneration.