What Are DOMS Exactly?
DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) is the pain and stiffness felt in the muscle several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. Some people often have the misconception here that they have done an injury due to the fact that they are sore, this is generally not the case.
The best way to treat DOMS is by doing low to moderate exercise to promote blood flow (walking and easy cycling) plus stretches and foam rolling. This activity promotes new blood flow which brings new oxygen cells to the working muscles.
Another way to help speed up the DOMS process is by hold and cold therapy (ice bath then warm bath) or cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen chambers to help the healing process.
Whatever you decide to do to tackle DOMS never lay idle as this will essentially delay the muscle soreness.