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When I get soreness all over after a 5k run, is that due to chemicals circulating out from overworked leg muscles?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Soreness or pain is general indicator from the body that something is amiss with the organ and needs attention.
Accumulation of Lactic Acid due to prolonged anaerobic metabolism by the muscle is part of the cause of soreness.

In brief: Partly
Soreness or pain is general indicator from the body that something is amiss with the organ and needs attention.
Accumulation of Lactic Acid due to prolonged anaerobic metabolism by the muscle is part of the cause of soreness.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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