With what the the search engine came up with I've realized why DOMS is four lettered word and I'm almost too scared to use it in a post, but I have a real concern. Long story short, went back after 2 months, started out way too optomistic !! I have never experienced DOMS or muscle swelling and inflamation like that and I've done some stupid things in the gym before. My question / concern is two fold: 1.) I've read about severe DOMS causing scar tissue in the muscle which is obviously not what we are after. At what sort of level does this become a concern and, 2.) I had the strangest sensations after about 4 days when the pain was gone. On contracting the muscle, there was no pain, but 2 -3 seconds after relaxing there would be a burning sensation that was almost unbearable for about 5 seconds after which it would slowly ease up. Is this just a result of the previous DOMS, or have I done some other injury. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks !!