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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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Why Are My knees Sore After Exercise?

Why Are My knees Sore After Exercise?

This question: will require a medical history, physical exam and possibly radiographic studies to answer. Take care. ...Read more

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My muscles are sore after exercising. What can I do for the soreness?

My muscles are sore after exercising. What can I do for the soreness?

Sore after Exercise: It is very common as we push ourselves to have soreness after exercise. One of the earliest lessons athletes need to learn is what is good pain and what is bad pain. I hope the link below will help you. Icing and stretching the sore areas are crucial. A proper warmup and cool down for exercise is also important. Dr Rich Blake http://www.drblakeshealingsole.com/2013/12/foot-pain-dilemma-of-good-vs-bad-pain.html ...Read more

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Could i still exercise when muscles are sore?

Could i still exercise when muscles are sore?

Listen to your body: If the pain is moderate to severe, then you'll probably want to "back off". If the pain is very mild, then it isn't unreasonable to go forth. ...Read more

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Why do I have sore back muscles after yoga?

Why do I have sore back muscles after yoga?

It can be that your : Core muscles need further strengthening and flexibility or that you have recently started this as a new activity. You may need to include a cardiovascular routine as well. Tobacco use and weight may also be playing a role. If symptoms persist or affect your other activities you may need to see your physician to check if any underlying issues. ...Read more

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Why do your muscles become hard and sore after exercise?

Why do your muscles become hard and sore after exercise?

Hypertrophy: Muscles become filled with blood when we exercise, and they grow. That's called hypertrophy. The soreness is from Lactic Acid build up, a by product of exercise. ...Read more

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I hear people are getting sore muscles while on roacutane, would this include my groins getting sore during and after exercise?

I hear people are getting sore muscles while on roacutane, would this include my groins getting sore during and after exercise?

Not relevant: Roacutane has no influence on muscle tissue or their function. Your groin getting sore due to a muscles soreness, the result of overexercising or exercising incorrectly. Rec.: consult with personal trainer to prevent future injuries to your body. ...Read more

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Im vry weak and hurt my muscles everytime i exercise, what are the causes?

Im vry weak and hurt my muscles everytime i exercise, what are the causes?

First off - you: May be quite deconditioned. Second - recommend that you see your physician to be medically cleared before you start another exercise program. Take care. ...Read more

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Sore stomach after plank exercise. I just started them yesterday and i woke up and my stomach muscles were sore and achy. Is this normal?

Sore stomach after plank exercise. I just started them yesterday and i woke up and my stomach muscles were sore and achy. Is this normal?

More recovery time: You must be in good enough shape to participate in the plyometeric exercises. If done consistently and regularly, you can build muscle and strength at a faster rate than some other training regimens. There is a higer rate of injury reported with these exercises when unsupervised so i would recomend a trainer or exercise physiologist to guide you through a safe work out for you to meet your goal. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my muscles are sore after exercising?

What do you suggest if my muscles are sore after exercising?

Try Megahydrate: Your muscle are sore because of Lactic Acid accumulation. Megahydrate from "phisciences.com" should make a great difference. In addition, it contains the most powerful antioxidant known to man which will keep you younger looking. ...Read more

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My calves have been feeling really heavy, cramping up and hurting when I do activities that I always/regularly do ie. running. Why? How do I fix this?

My calves have been feeling really heavy, cramping up and hurting when I do activities that I always/regularly do ie. running. Why? How do I fix this?

See doctor: It is possible that you have a myositis which would require blood work to diagnose. A blood clot is another possiblity which would require test, but the doctors physical examination would also suggest this. If it were the usual training discomfort I doubt that you would be asking us about it as you would already know what to do. There are medications for the cramping and hurting ...Read more

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Can I exercise when my thighs are sore from a previous workout?

Can I exercise when my thighs are sore from a previous workout?

Be mindful: It depends on how sore they are. If it's mild soreness so that you just notice it, it's not likely a problem. If the soreness is severe, and you are having problems walking, then obviously you should take it easy. Remember you are a minor, so you should be reviewing this with your parents too. ...Read more

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I keep getting muscle spasms in my legs and sore muscles wondering y even n my arms and neck. Wondering cause im not exercising?

I keep getting muscle spasms in my legs and sore muscles wondering y even n my arms and neck.  Wondering cause im not exercising?

Quinine sulfate: Involuntary muscle spasms have been a frequent patient complaint almost since the first coming. Sometimes its due to electrolyte imbalances, sometimes its just idiopathic...Meaning cause indeterminate. For decades, physicians prescribed quinamm, or quinine sulfate 325 mg, which worked like a charm. Ask your physician for an rx for qualaiquin 324 mg. This is off label prescribing now, but willwork. ...Read more

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My muscles are sore after I lift weights. Does that mean it's working?

My muscles are sore after I lift weights. Does that mean it's working?

Sure.: Technically your muscles don't have to get sore for you to realize gains, but the soreness does suggest that you had a solid workout. ...Read more

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Why do I light bleed after sex for few hours? Also lately my legs have been weak and botton of feet are sore and hurts to walk on,

Why do I light bleed after sex for few hours? Also lately my legs have been weak and botton of feet are sore and hurts to walk on,

Important to check : At age 53 bleeding after sex is concerning and should be promptly evaluated by an obgyn. You need an exam, pap smear if due and possibly and endometrial biopsy. The foot pain is not related and can be evaluated by a podiatrist or orimary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have been feeling really achy. I have not done any strenuous exercise. My caff muscles ache right now. Why do I feel so achy =(?

I have been feeling really achy. I have not done any strenuous exercise. My caff muscles ache right now. Why do I feel so achy =(?

It could just be a: Viral infection or it may suggest an autoimmune condition.Go see your dr for reassurance. Bless u:). ...Read more

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I am wondering whether having sore muscles will stop after a while or will i get sore muscles every time i exercise?

I am wondering whether having sore muscles will stop after a while or will i get sore muscles every time i exercise?

It depends: Soreness is good. It mean you are doing what is required to improve muscle strength. If you do not exercise as strenuously you will be less likely to have post-exercise soreness. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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How do strained or pulled muscles sore?Whole back been sore for a few months now.

How do strained or pulled muscles sore?Whole back been sore for a few months now.

Not that long: Even a severe muscle strain should see improvement with rest and rehab within a few weeks and should heal completely within 6-8 weeks. You should be evaluated and seek out appropriate rehab protocols if a strain is all you have. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore muscle in the neck on the left side. how should I treat it?

Try OTC anti-inflamm: Acute torticollis, which usually develops unprovoked overnight, is best treated with a combination product of ibuprofen and paracetamol which your local pharmacist will be able to dispense for you without a prescription. It usually resolves within a few days. If it lasts longer then a week or symptoms are not controlled with this over the counter product, then consultation with your GP is advised. ...Read more

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There is a soreness on my right lower back/side for last couple of weeks. It's more pronounced after workouts, Is it just a sore muscle?

There is a soreness on my right lower back/side for last couple of weeks. It's more pronounced after workouts, Is it just a sore muscle?

Yes: it probably is a muscle strain especially after a workout. Use moist warm heating soaks plus a massage of the area. Non steroidal anti inflammatories can be used to help. If it continues or becomes pinpoint tender see your PCP for labs and an evaluation ...Read more

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Can Hep C cause sore muscle's?

Can Hep C cause sore muscle's?

May be: Hepatitis C pre se does not affect the muscles, however, it can cause liver disease and the associated metabolic disorders may result in sore muscles. ...Read more

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Hi I have haitas hernia what pain pill can I take for sore muscle?

Not sure: Hiatal hernia's typically do not cause muscle soreness. Often it does not cause any symptoms at all, but if it does, usually it is similar to acid reflux like symptoms. These symptoms can be prevented by avoiding large or heavy meals, staying upright after eating, loosing weight if this is needed, and stopping smoking. Sometimes people need to use acid lower medications too. ...Read more

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How can I relieve sore muscle pain fast?

How can I relieve sore muscle pain fast?

you can't: Post-exercise soreness is good because that means your workout was effective. The pain resolves over 2-3 days anyway. ...Read more

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