WHAT IS MUSCLE PAIN DUE TO EXCESSIVE OR SPORTS ACTIVITIES?

Sports and physical activity are becoming more regular in our daily lives. More and more people are aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. Physical activity has a beneficial effect on our health and at the same time is great in reducing daily stress. We know, however, that when playing sports or performing some physical activities, pain or even injuries can occur.

WHY DOES MUSCLE PAIN OCCUR AFTER SPORTS ACTIVITIES?

The most common example of pain that we all know well is the so-called muscle inflammation, or in professional terms, delayed muscle pain. We can feel this pain immediately after the end of the exercise, and we usually feel it only the next day, when we wake up with pain. If we overdo it, the pain is even stronger after two days. A convincing theory as to why this condition occurs is still unknown today. Certainly, the most important awareness is that delayed pain is not a measure of good or hard training. Inflammation of the muscles means that the training was too strenuous and that the muscles were slightly injured. Therefore, even after the inflammation of the muscles has passed, their work will be reflexively disturbed for some time. In sports language, this means that the movement even after the cessation of pain will not be completely correct if the body cannot establish the compensatory causes of stretching of the less affected muscles. In addition to muscle inflammation, frequent mild sports injuries include various muscle strains. It is important to know how to prevent muscle pain and how to deal with the injury because neglecting and continuing to exercise can cause significant, even lasting consequences.