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Why Do Muscles Hurt After a Workout?

Post-workout muscle soreness is a very natural side effect of working out, no matter where you're at on your fitness journey.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (or DOMS) occurs 24 to 48 hours after a workout session from the uncommon strain we put on our muscles when we exercise. The workout will cause very small, microscopic tears in the muscle fibres. These tears will result in increased inflammation in the affected muscles. In some cases, this tearing may also lead to swelling. The combined effect of these bodily functions causes the soreness we feel.

Although the soreness will go away in a few days, there are ways you can relieve this soreness.

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The Best Post-Workout Muscle Recovery Machine

As DOMS sets in following your workout, a deep massage is a perfect way to soothe bothersome muscle soreness while you recover from the comfort of your couch.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Therapy is a form of electrical stimulation therapy that uses safe, gentle electrical impulses to block pain signals from reaching the brain. Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) targets the muscles directly, helping them contract and release, improving circulation in the body and transporting oxygen and other nutrients to the muscles.

Even though TENS and EMS are different, they can be combined into one post-workout muscle recovery machine. Devices like DR-HO'S Pain Therapy System provide the dual benefits of both TENS and EMS. Because of this combination, this unit is ideal for muscle pain relief and recovery.

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The Pain Therapy System is the Best Post Workout Muscle Recovery Machine

1. Drug-Free Pain Relief

Avoid medicated pain relief with a natural, non-invasive way to temporarily relieve pain after a workout in as little as 20 minutes.

The Pain Therapy System uses gentle electrical pulses to directly stimulate the nerves, while at the same time blocking pain signals in the brain. This method works because our nerves and spinal cannot multitask. By distracting the nerves with constant electrical stimulation, the pain signals cannot reach the brain.

2. Increases Circulation and Oxygenation

As the Pain Therapy System releases gentle electrical impulses to stimulate the muscle fibres, the targeted muscles will contract and release. This repetitive action works to boost circulation, as it helps the blood vessels pump blood more efficiently.

Circulation and muscle oxygenation are key to preventing pain and maintaining overall body health. Blood flow helps transports oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues that need it. This includes painful, inflamed muscles after a workout.

When oxygenated blood effectively flows to the muscle, it helps to fight inflammation so the muscle can heal quicker.

3. Reduces Tension and Spasms

The consistent expanding and contracting action both soothes and strengthens strained muscles, helping them to relax. This stimulation can also help to improve the affected muscle's range of motion.

4. Easy to Use

The Pain Therapy System machine is small, portable and powered by batteries. Enjoy your pain relief system on the go, at work, or from the comfort of your home! All you have to do is place self-sticking massage pads on your painful muscles, sit back and relax.

Combine these benefits with the massage-type stimulation and the release of endorphins (the "feel good" chemical) stimulated into your body, and you have an ideal post-workout pain management routine.

Learn More About TENS Therapy!

If you’d like more information about how TENS devices work, Download the DR-HO'S TENS Buyer's Guide, and feel free to contact us for more information or help to manage your chronic pain today! Read TENS Machine: This is Everything You Need to Know for more information on TENS therapy, TENS machines and EMS.

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