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*Warning Signs of Muscle or Joint Injury
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Muscle soreness is a common side effect of exercise, so how do you tell if it is an injury that requires treatment or simply common exercise induced soreness? Unfortunately, there is often no perfect or exact method of determining this, however, the below warning signs may help.
Possible Warning Signs of Muscle/Joint Injury
Additional possibilities to consider, (especially) if you are experiencing only slight pain or tenderness.
How to Isolate the Exercise(s) and their Effects
Take a break for a week and when you return to the gym, perform only one specific exercise from the suspect workout or workouts. Continue and test a new exercise every other day, until you isolate which exercise(s) is causing the problem. Once you have determined which exercise(s) is causing the problem, you then have to decide if you need to take a break from it, to modify or eliminate it, or perhaps, to concentrate on it.
Important Treatment Options:
This article is not complete and other warning signs, cautions, indications, contraindications, diagnostic methods, treatments, and preventions for muscle or joint injury may apply. Additionally, if you have an "injury", and you’re prescribed anything that seems extreme, such as a long period of inactivity, a prolonged period of immobilization, splinting, or surgery, etc., then you should try to obtain a second and maybe even a third opinion. Also, be aware that your rehabilitation period may hurt even more than your beginning exercise program. And lastly, if you are injured, I want to say, "Good Luck".
Please let me know if this information helps you. Thanks.
ARTICLE SPECIFIC DISCLAIMER: If you have any concern or suspicion at all that you may be injured, you are advised to consult immediately, in person, with a qualified health care professional. An in-person diagnosis by a qualified health professional is a superior method of determining if you are experiencing normal exercise induced soreness (which you should work through or "around") or if it is more serious and requires treatment by a qualified health professional. This list is not all-inclusive, as there may be other signs of injury; and the listed signs of injury could also be symptoms of other serious illness or disease. Additionally, there may be other complications or contraindications. Do not take the recommended supplements if you have an allergy to the ingredients and ask your health professional if these supplements may adversely interact with other supplements or medications that you may be taking. This information is not intended as a substitute for the diagnostic & prescriptive skills of an experienced and qualified health professional.
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