What causes muscle soreness?

Lactic Acid. Its what builds up when muscle tissue starts to make energy anaerobicaly. As you get more fit, your body's capacity to utilize oxygen will increase, and you will build up less Lactic Acid at the same level of exertion. Keep increasing your fitness level and the soreness will be harder and harder to achieve.

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What causes delayed onset muscle soreness after resistance training and are there any non-drug ways to alleviate it?

DOMS is complex. The answer to this question is complex, especially in the "what causes" portion. Although you may find some symptom relief with rice/ massage, "it is important to be aware that pain reduction does not represent recovery". You will need adequate recovery time even once pain/ soreness subsides. The acsm has great info at http://www.Acsm.Org/docs/brochures/delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-(doms).Pdf. Read more...

What could cause chest muscle soreness after exercise and shortness of breath regularly with a diagnosis of small airway disease (never smoked)?

COPD. You have a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which isn't your fault but happens to people from breathing the air we live in and/or second-hand smoke and/or bad luck. See your doctor as there are a variety of inhaler treatments that may very well help you. Be gentle with yourself: you're not 18 anymore. You may need to modify your exercise regimen but exercise is still advised. Read more...

How can I get rid of muscle soreness caused by a workout?

Ice. Apply ice packs to the sore muscles, 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, as directed on the label. Read more...

My doc says muscle soreness/issues can cause nerve issues. How?

No. Muscle soreness can be from a nerve issue, not the other way around. Maybe you misheard the doctor. Muscle soreness may be from overuse, thyroid problems, rare muscle diseases or simple dietary treatments such as balancing your diet. I would get another opinion if the doctor said that muscle problems cause nerve problems. Read more...

What is the difference between the causes of muscle soreness and muscle stiffness?

A matter of degree. Usually a muscle burns or feels "sore" after a good work out. If you experience stiffness, it usually occurs the following day and indicates you have overdone your exercise regime. Read more...

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...

What can cause me to feel feverish and get body aches/muscle soreness every night? I don't work out.

Viral infection. This sounds like a typical viral infection however it can also mean another underlying infection in the body. If regular paracetamol or tylenol is not helping then a review with your doctor is recommended. Read more...
Many possibilities. Many things can cause this, but low Vitamin D and low riboflavin or niacin, or parathyroid , thyroid, and ovarian disorders are most common. Read more...

Is it common for people with anxiety/panic disorder to have increased muscle tension? Which causes muscle soreness

Anxiety and Panic di. I understand your distress of Anxiety and Panic disorder . Both can affect muscle tension, increased muscle tension feels as sore muscles. Sore muscles can be after work out, increasing exercise intensity level, increasing the length of workout; doing unusual exercises, or playing sports. Treatment of Anxiety and Panic disorder is effective with Therapy, Medication, a Relaxation by a Psychiatrst. Read more...