Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is a pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours or days after unaccustomed or unusually strenuous exercise. These symptoms are the result of any eccentric (muscle lengthening) elements of the exercise that cause small scale damage to the muscle fibres. During the recovery period, the muscle adapts to prevent the same type of damage if the exercise is repeated. Orthopedic braces such as the ones below can help to reduce the symptoms and accelerate recovery. You should always consult with your doctors before commencing any unusual course of exercise and in the choice of a brace to alleviate the symptoms of muscle soreness after exercise.