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Doctor insights on: Why Are My Muscles Sore After I Exercise

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Why are my muscles sore after I exercise?

Why are my muscles sore after I exercise?

Lactic acid: When muscled burn glucose without oxygen (unaerobically) to produce energy needed for exercise, a bi product called Lactic Acid is produced. When this substance accumulates, it causes pain and cramping. As you become more fit, your body uses the aerobic (oxygen) pathway more to produce the energy it needs, so less need to use of the unaerobic path--less Lactic Acid is produced--less pain/crams. ...Read more

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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


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Arm muscles sore. It is the kind of soreness that one feels from strenuous exercise. However it is unrelated to exercise. Also tired and depressed?

Arm muscles sore. It is the kind of soreness that one feels from strenuous exercise. However it is unrelated to exercise. Also tired and depressed?

Arm soreness : For no reason can have lots of issues. Could be related to your neck. Fibromyalgia. Medicines(typically cholesterol meds) can cause this problem. Also can be cause my muscle tissue diseases if related to weakness. Finally it can also be a symptom of depression. ...Read more

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If I have a sore muscle in my back, is it okay to use heat on it all night while i'm awake if I have to work the next day lifting heavy things?

If I have a sore muscle in my back, is it okay to use heat on it all night while i'm awake if I have to work the next day lifting heavy things?

Max 30 min on: You should never over use heat on the area for too long to avoid a burn to your skin. Take a break every 30min or so to avoid any issues. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

See below: Depends on what's causing the soreness. Usually rest, stretching and fluids will do the job. ...Read more

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Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Jogging: If you have to run yes compression is good after stretching . If you have pain you shouldn't be running until its resolved. ...Read more

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It's good and healthy to feel pain when stretching a sore muscle?

It's good and healthy to feel pain when stretching a sore muscle?

Within reason: The old adage of no pain no gain applies. If a muscle is tight it will be mildly painful stretching it with exercise. This is good as long as its done in moderation too vigorous a stretch could damage thwe muscle and not enough stretch will do nothing to lengthen a tight muscle. ...Read more

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How can I expedite a sore muscle recovery?

Stretch: Stretch the muscle out, drink lots of water, massage them and take an anti-inflammatory like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as long as you arent allergic to either one. Avoid things that hurt (such as running, etc) until you are back to your usual self. ...Read more

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What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup. ...Read more

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Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Imaging studies need: See your doctor for physical exam and x ray. Only x ray or CT exam can confirm if you have a fracture. ...Read more

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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