Muscle Pain and Soreness

Sore Knee or Muscle Pain
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You need to know what kind of pain or discomfort is normal with a workout and what is a sign of injury.

Delayed Muscle Soreness


Pain During a Workout

Danger Signs of Injury

  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Extreme tenderness
  • Extreme weakness in a limb
  • Inability to place weight on a leg or foot
  • Inability to move a joint through its full range of motion
  • Visible dislocation or broken bone
  • Numbness or tingling -- this could be a sign of nerve compression and should especially not be ignored.

Muscle Cramps


Treatment for Muscle Pain: R.I.C.E.



R -- Rest

I -- Ice

C -- Compress

E -- Elevate
View Article Sources
  • Muscle Cramps, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March, 2001.