Muscle Pain Post Exercise

Muscle Pain Post Exercise

Symptom – Are you experiencing muscle pain post exercise? 

Muscle pain post exercise is defined as soreness or pain immediately following physical activity or within 24-48 hours after physical activity. 

What is causing my muscle pain post exercise?

The most frequent cause of muscle pain post exercise is due to muscle repair. If you notice your muscle pain is delayed by 24-48 hours – or it gets worse over this time, you are likely experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness (also known as DOMS). When you exercise under resistance, your muscles undergo micro-trauma. This means small tears are created in the muscles. When the body repairs these tears, it helps you become stronger. The body adjusts and adapts. However, it may at first appear as soreness or muscle pain post exercise. This type of pain should resolve within 72 hours.  


If your pain does not subside during this time, your muscle pain post exercise may be caused by injury. Injury during exercise is caused by too much, too soon, overuse, or improper biomechanics or form. The most common injuries include muscle strain and tendonitis. These injuries can occur almost anywhere in the body and having varying recovery times and severities.  

What can you do to alleviate your muscle pain post exercise?

Always make sure to perform a proper warm-up and cooldown when exercising. Include stretches in your cooldown. If you are experiencing muscle pain post exercise, you can try stretching or foam rolling. If your pain increases or persists for more than 72 hours, consider booking an appointment with your family doctor. They can help diagnose your pain or injury and help you explore ways to relieve it. 


Massage can help alleviate most muscle pain post exercise. Massage therapy works to decrease pain, release tension, promote proper blood flow, improve range of motion, and encourage recovery and healing. Book your appointment today by clicking the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below. At Athlete’s Choice Massage, our experienced and professional team can help you get back to your normal. Feel better – starting today.  

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