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Page 10 | Abby's Magazine - Knowing the Difference Between Healthy Pain Unhealthy Pain and Those of us who are actively involved in regular exercise need to be able to distinguish between a good pain, and a bad pain. One of the biggest concerns that patients have, is when they should work through pain and discomfort, versus when the may have a real injury. An overlooked injury will get worse, and ultimately, the type and amount of treatment required will be more serious and the recovery time considerably prolonged. Now when you have pain, it does not necessarily mean stopping what you're doing. When doing strength training, the last couple of reps with heavier weights often involves some form of discomfort. However in order to progress, it's important to work through the discomfort, and the pain. During cardiorespiratory training the body may experience intense pain as a result of anaerobic fatigue. However, such pain is expected, and being able to work through such pain represents the training benefit. Working through the pain shows improvement in your strength and endurance. How should you recognize when your pain is a problem? Pain you feel during intense effort is short term, and should quit fairly fast as you go to the next exercise. Also, pain that increases during a workout is probably not a good thing. If the pain continues into the next day, then you might have an injury. It is important to distinguish the pain of an injury from normal muscle soreness. Muscle soreness resolves within 24 to 48 hours with most usually resolving within a day. Pain that is longer should be looked at as an injury. Any injury that continues beyond seven days, should be evaluated by a health care professional. Your family chiropractor will be able to accurately assess your health problem and answer questions regarding the nature of the injury and the recommended course of care. At Family Health Chiropractic, Dr. Dan Durrieu is fully trained to determine whether you are experiencing "Healthy Pain" or "Unhealthy Pain." Gisselman AS, et al: Musculoskeletal overuse injuries and heart rate variability: Is there a link? Med Hypotheses 87: 1-7, 2016. Faizullin 1, Faizullina E: Effects of Balance Training on Post-Sprained Ankle Joint Instability. Int J Risk Saf Med 2015; 27 Suppl 1: 599-5101. Doi: 10.3233/JRS-150707. Cool AM, et al: Evidence-Based Rehabilitation of Athletes with Glenohumeral Instability. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 24(2): 382-389, 2016. Dr. Dan Durrieu Family Health Chiropractic 5015 W. Waters Ave. Tampa, Fl. 33634 PH. 813-882-8181 Page 10 | Abby's Magazine -

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