Pain is weakness leaving the body? Not exactly. While some discomfort is a hallmark of a challenging but effective workout (they don’t call it delayed onset muscle soreness just for fun), some pains definitely aren’t worth ignoring, no matter how tough you are.
“No pain, no gain is not always true in exercise, so don’t push through it if your mind is telling you it may be something else,” said Natalie Neuharth, D.P.T., physical therapist at Orthology. “It’s always better to prevent injury than to try and fix it.” And if you are injured, don’t brush off the pain. “The longer you wait, the more chronic it can become, and it can potentially take longer to heal and lead to other pains and injuries,” Neuharth said.
Whether you’re concerned about your rotator cuff, shin splints, hip pain, or an irritated knee, follow these guidelines below to help you decide on a plan of action.
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