• Dr. Malcolm Stubbs

4 Types of Workout Pain You Should NEVER Ignore


"No pain, no gain", as the saying goes. But how do you know when you are pushing to hard and setting yourself up for injury? Here are four types of workout pain you should never ignore:

1. SHARP PAIN

A sharp, shooting pain as you workout is your body telling you to stop immediately. The muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage in your body are great at adapting to exercise- but only when it's gradual.


2. SORENESS THAT CONTINUES AFTER 72 HOURS

Many relish the feeling of sore muscles after a good workout. But if your soreness lasts more than 72 hours, then you should see a doctor. This is a sign of an injury and needs to be treated so that you can regain your full range of motion without pain.


3. LOCALIZED PAIN/DISCOMFORT

Feeling some soreness in your legs after a workout is normal. Feeling it specifically in your right knee is a different story. If the pain lingers in a specific area, you need to get it looked at by a doctor.


4. JOINT PAIN

Pain in your joints is your body telling you to take it easy. High impact workouts can put a huge amount of stress on our joints, so make sure that you incorporate low impact workouts like yoga to give your joints a break.

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