f4ba68c1cbedb0122ea82653afbd56f3b53077b88b4c4a5f31 Uncomplicated Healthy Living: Workout Pain - Is It Serious? http://www.freesearchenginesubmission.infoher-libido.com

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Workout Pain - Is It Serious?

It doesn't matter if you work out in a fitness center, at home or get your physical activity in some other way, we all have aches and pains.  I've known people who run to the doctor because they think they are blinking their eyes to often.  I've known people who refuse to go to the doctor and say "I'll tough it out.".  What is the reasonable approach?  When should you consider going to the doctor?  I'm offering just a few thing to think about to help make the right decision.

  • Train yourself to monitor your own body.  Compare past experiences with pain with newer ones.  Are the pains similar?  What was the outcome of your experience last time?  Recognizing warning signs is a skill that is learned by each person.  Don't rely on others to know your body.
  • Muscle soreness is the most common post workout pain.  You can recognize it by the fact that it is noticeable the following day.  The best thing you can do is keep the muscle moving.  Also, lactic acid in the muscle causes the soreness.  Messaging the muscle helps disperse the acid.  Muscle soreness lasts approximately 48 hours.  If your pain persists and becomes unbearable see a doctor.
  • When a new pain appears it is a warning sign.  Pains in your joints, knees, lower back or hamstrings mean something is wrong.  Get help.  Are you using proper form?  Are you using to much weight?  Are your shoes broken down and not giving proper support?  Are you using the equipment in the proper manner?  All these things can cause you to have new pains.  Do not continue working out until these questions are answered.  If there is a problem in any of these areas it needs to be corrected so permanent damage does not result.  
  • Sharp pains that strike suddenly and are different than anything you have ever experienced before need to be taken seriously.  They can indicate chronic overuse or a serious injury.  The pains may not be continuous.  An example is Achilles tendinitis.  It starts as an on again off again pain and can result in a torn tendon.  For these types of pains seeing a doctor is advisable.
These are just four simple thing to keep in mind.  They certainly do not cover the entire topic.  Let me know if this was helpful.  I want to hear from you!

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