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Severe muscle pain from exercise

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Give it time: Post exercise muscle pain resolves after 2-3 days. It is actually a good sign it means you are building strength.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Rest, ice for first: 24 hours, then gentle heat thereafter. Otc NSAIDs will help. You can get massage. If it persists beyond a few days, you should see a doctor to make ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The causes are too numerous to list. If the issue occurs frequently seek medical help.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
Ice, rest: Try an ice pack wrapped in a towel right after exercise. Heat later on may also be useful. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be helpful. If you get ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated: Where, when, what type of surgery, did you have anesthesia and what type? Too many unanswered questions to address this intelligently. Either reask ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
58 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not stretching: Stretch the muscle regularly.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Figure out cause: Before you consider any treatments, always figure out cause first. There's also the question of how much is too much? There are rare conditions of mus ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Day of rest OK too: If you are just getting started with exercising or returning after an hiatus, you can expect some "startup soreness". It is ok to work through the sor ... Read More
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