Re: DOMS vs. Injury
"Scott Williams" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> SwStudio wrote:
> > "Josh Steinberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >>Isiafs5 wrote:
> >>>Anyone have a good short term way to distinguish DOMS from
> >>Four responses so far and I still don't know what DOMS stands for. -- Josh
> > Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. It's a result of microscopic tearing (and also swelling, to a
> > lesser extent) of muscle fibers.
> > It's strange that a doctor wouldn't have come across this term before! Especially a doctor that
> > runs regularly.
> > cheers,
> Why? It seems like a pretty useless TLA to me, but sounds so much more scientific than "fatigue."
> Scott "Red" Ruffensore
Scott, my comments that I found it suprising that a doctor would not have come across the term
"DOMS" was not meant to be a way of saying, "I think DOMS is really important, 'need-to-know'
phenomenon, and I think everyone should know about it".
I could care less if it's important, real, fake, or some-thing in between. I merely was suprised
that someone in his profession (and a long-time runner) hadn't come across it before. I see the term
all the time.
I see the National Enquirer every week at the supermarket checkout counter - but if you had never
heard of that doesn't mean I believe the news written within, when I not my suprise at you not
having come across it before.
David (in Hamilton, ON) www.allfalldown.org