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I exercised three days and I have muscle pain I should exercise more?

I exercised three days and I have muscle pain I should exercise more?

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 soreness, and it is also ok to add a day of rest ocassionally. You might try alternating your regimen with 2 days of exercising followed by a day of rest. Nsaids (anti-inflammatories such as motrin, naproxen, advil) can also help with muscle soreness. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise More (Definition)

Exercising regularly has a number of benefits on your physical and mental health and wellbeing. In addition to lowering your risk of many chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes, it can also help control stress and boost your mood. You don't have to belong to a gym to get a healthy dose of exercise. Everyday activities like gardening, biking, doing house chores, and washing your car by hand are all ways you can get exercise without ever jumping ...Read more


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I have muscle pain without exercise. I had a colonoscopy a couple days ago. I started feeling a body pain after drinking the cleansing solution. ?

Muscle pain: Your muscle pains may be related to dehydration or an electrolyte imbalance after your colonoscopy "cleanout". Drink plenty of water or a sports drink to help with this. If you are feeling worse, or if you notice any weakness, see your doctor right away to be evaluated for a condition called rhabdomyolysis which is a rare form of muscle breakdown. ...Read more

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I have muscle pain on left side of my upper body, including chest area even though i didn't engage in any strenuous exercise. Heartbeat is normal.

Get checked...: If worse with movement of muscle, it's probably musculo-skeletal related but really pain in chest should never be treated lightly. Consider getting a checkup asap if this is persisting. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate after-exercise muscle pain?

How do I alleviate after-exercise muscle pain?

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 muscle aches routinely after exercise, you may want to ask a trainer about your technique. ...Read more

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What can you do about excessive muscle pain? Exercise or rest?

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 muscle breakdown, especially in those taking a statin (cholesterol lowering medication). If so, seek medical attention immediately. Did you injure yourself? Then rest is probably best. Perhaps underlying fracture/dislocation? Need imaging. Infection? ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more