When fitness becomes dangerous

Delayed onset muscle soreness after exercise - a natural phenomenon which means that your muscles grow and become stronger. But some types of pain may indicate injury, making the exercise is potentially dangerous to health. Note the following signals of your body, to avoid problems in the future.

Your muscles strong shaking


Slight tremor in the muscles after exercise - not a cause for concern. But if your arms and legs start to shake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale, it says hypertonia of muscles, and exercise have to stop. First, you run the risk of serious fall, rising from the simulator or trying to raise the bar. Secondly, severe fatigue will not allow you to calculate the load correctly, and you can get a sprain or muscle tear.

You experience a sudden sharp pain


Acute pain during exercise may be a symptom of rupture of muscles or ligaments, myositis or myopathy, joint damage, and many other dangerous conditions. Do not attempt to continue their studies, or a hike in the gym will end in the office of an orthopedic surgeon. The best option would be to appeal to the coach, who will check for the presence of limb swelling or redness.

After running your feet swollen

Swelling and pain in the legs after running can be a sign of muscle tension. Perhaps in the next few days you will have to restrict the exercise, and before the next jog to spend more time to warm up and stretching. But if the leg is still ill, you should go to a physical therapist. The doctor will help you to strengthen the problem area, and keep your feet from potential injury.

Muscle pain persists for more than 3 days


Since the training was held for three days, and you still hurt to climb stairs? This means that you overestimated their physical abilities and exceeded the plan: delayed onset muscle soreness should be kept no more than 48 hours. Now you have to wait until severe muscle pain disappears, and only then to go back to the gym. If you ignore the pain and overload yourself, it can lead to serious sports injuries.

In the back, knees or shoulders shoots during exercise

Pain associated with a certain type of traffic, it may be a symptom of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. If the pain is severe, orthopedic specialist must examine you. If the pain is mild, you may be ill-prepared for the intensity of exercise. Next time give more time warming up and stretching, rub the muscles before exercise. You may need to reduce the load, reduce weight, slow down the pace. The main thing now - do not ignore the discomfort and consult with a trainer.