I’ve dug around the forums and couldn’t find anything specific on this so I’ll ask the question straight out:
How can you tell the difference between pain from a “trigger point” vs pain from DOMS?
I recently purchased a foam roller and, following the instructions sourced from various places, I roll around locating trigger points, give them some attention and move on. The thing is, there’s practically not a spot on my body that doesn’t hurt when I use it. Am I a walking bean bag of trigger points or is it just the soreness from training?
Note - this pain is the same before, straight after and days after training a specific spot. And when I say pain “everywhere” I mean you name the muscle group, there’s pain when I roll it - tears welling up in my eyeballs kind of pain.
Is it DOMS or trigger points?