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Muscle pain and its treatment

We all admire muscular body, but we don’t know the invisible and unspoken language of pain behind good muscles.

Fine body, perfect curves, heavy muscles, lean fat, handsome personality is the criteria’s of smarty and attractive person. No fat, more muscle is a new trend that is followed by many youths as well as middle-aged people to look younger, smarter and fit. The solution to building up good muscles lies in the gym, exercises, workouts, vigorous cardiovascular exercises, strenuous run outs and sweat-promoting exercises.

Workout Pain

After work out, the muscles become sore and stiff thus results in muscular pains. It doesn’t happen immediately, it takes almost 3days or 72 hours to feel unbearable pain. The cause is immediate, the effect is after3 days.


Delayed onset muscle soreness i.e. DOMS is a kind of muscle pain that is basically associated with muscular pain. Let’s try to understand what makes muscle pain and muscle soar. First or primary damage related to DOMS happens at the training part when we workout with heavy loads. Muscle damage happens when muscle and connective tissue around the muscles remain under stress for a longer period of time. Inflammatory damage or secondary damage is a response to inflammation, repair in the body. The inflammation takes place directly after a workout and is the start of the repairment of damage done to connective tissue and muscles.

Two types of training Eccentric and Concentric involves the muscle buildup and are rated for muscle soreness and pain. When the muscles get shortened due to tension, it’s Concentric whereas muscle produces tension when getting lengthened it’s called Eccentric training. Most of the athletes prefer eccentric training as it has more muscle development with low energy demands and more muscle damage. Sprinting, downhill walking, jumping are some of the eccentric training that involves more DOMS.

cause of muscle pain

The inflammatory reaction takes after injury. It takes 1 to 5days and increases with time. We often get surprised why pain and muscle soar happens after a few days of injury?

It’s because of the inflammation response and reaction that causes more leakage of fluid in the tissue and Inflammatory markers like bradykinin and Prostaglandins. These factors create more pressure in tissues those results in pain sensors to elevate more pain.


Treatment of muscle pain and soreness starts with local inflammation in the body. It’s a complex biological process that comprises three goals:

1. Elimination of source of damage.

2. Cleaning up of damage.

3. Initiation of tissue repair.

The inflammatory response is the way to repair muscle pains, but it can cause more muscle damage because inflammatory markers Bradykinin andProstaglandins can be quite aggressive.

Anti-inflammatory drugs NSAID lowers the inflammatory response to drugs and thus decreases the damage that takes place in the tissues.

There are various other methods of treatments for muscle pain and soreness like ice baths, sleep, breathing exercises, compression garments and heart rate variability (HRV).

Let’s be more muscular than fatty. Happy workouts!!

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