In spite of the pain: exercise helps to prevent muscle soreness – in moderation

After Drinking, the hangover is coming, and after exercise muscle soreness. The pain the day after is always a then, if someone is charged, the Training to be very or unusual.

The causes of Over – or Neubelastung then tiny damage to the muscle tissue, so-called micro-trauma, explains Prof. Christoph Eifler, the German University for prevention and health management (DHfPG) in Saarbrücken.

This also lead to a inflammatory process and irritate the pain nerve. However, anything that promotes blood circulation helps, a session in the Sauna, for example. But also in sports, can be useful.

Provided, however, that you do not overdo it: Eifler recommends for the training program against muscle soreness, a rather low intensity.

Vigorous exercise or stretching exercises aggravate the micro-trauma and are not a good idea – just like a thorough Massage, by the way.

With all of this, you should wait until the soreness is gone. How long this takes is different for everyone. Up to two days of discomfort are totally normal.

Warning: Starts the pain directly after a sporting Exercise, and it is particularly intense and pungent, it’s probably not muscle soreness, but rather a sprain or even a muscle fiber tear. Such complaints are then a case for the doctor.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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