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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if my arms sore after workout! two days ago?

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Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 27 years experience
Rest stretch fluids : Movement is the key for delayed onset muscle soreness. Usually worst on 2nd day
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Rest: My thought not knowing your overall level of fitness or what you actually did to work out is that you overdid it. If you are sore for a day, that's pretty much normal. But if your soreness lasts 2-3 days, you may be overdoing it. Perhaps some ice or NSAIDs would help your symptoms. Think baseball pitcher with ice on the shoulder after a game.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I worked out my arms two days ago. And they're only a little sore today. Can i work them out again?

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Dr. Anthony Mishik
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Arm Muscle Soreness: Muscle soreness after working out is common and frequently occurs 24-48 hrs after the particular workout that caused the soreness. Sometimes referred to as DOMS (delay of muscle soreness) it is a normal response to a good workout as your muscles are growing and responding to a new level of activity. Drink lots of fluids and stretching will help post workout.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do if my arms a little sore workout more?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Careful: Although this is somewhat of a generalization, there are primarily two types of soreness you might experience after exercise. One is felt during recovery phase from exercise and is felt to be a product of the lactic acid during anaerobic exercise in particular. The other is a sign of injury. In either case, you would be best to let that particular muscle group rest before exercising it again.

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