We're back! This time talking about delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). While we wouldn't label DOMS an "injury" per se, it's still a very common type of pain that we've all had and need to deal with correctly. DOMS usually shows up 24-48 hours after doing an activity that is new or more intense than what your body is used to. Some of this is good! When you push your muscles' threshold and limits, the microtrauma that occurs will allow your muscles/connective tissue to rebuild itself to be stronger than it was before.
So now you ask "If DOMS is a good thing, then why would I need a CTM Band?" If DOMS is severe enough and left untreated, it can leave you with edema, irritation, and decreased mobility of the involved tissues. Fortunately, studies have shown that the use of myofascial release and compression techniques can significantly decrease the tenderness of the involved areas. Check out the video below on how to use the CTM Band for DOMS. We use quads as the example, but it can be applied to any of the extremities in the same way. You know the drill: Put the band on TIGHT, take the area through it's entire ROM, and leave it on for TWO minutes. Leave a comment and let us know if you have any questions!