DOMS is an extremely prevalent issue across all recreational and competitive levels of physical activity. As such, it has been the topic of a massive amount of research regarding the optimal way of decreasing it.
However, the amount of studies has not led to any established method of managing DOMS. This may be due to a fundamental issue also affecting other musculoskeletal conditions, which is the lack of well-fundamented etiological mechanisms.
Without a definite physiological framework to base interventions on, it is less likely that the optimal management will be established. This way, we are left with uncertain effects which are frequently based on subjective sensation and popular trends rather than on objective measures of recovery.
It would probably be more beneficial to establish the physiology behind DOMS in a more solid manner before continuing to pursue multiple avenues of research on more interventions for DOMS.