Muscle pain is a vital part of building stronger muscles. The importance of having strong muscles shouldn’t be overlooked, as it is essential to keep us mobile and on our feet.
Sometimes, pain doesn’t happen when it should, and it’s something that can cause discomfort.
The necessity of keeping your body in good shape
Whether you’re a dedicated runner, a hobbyist weightlifter, or like to ride your bike to work instead of the car, your muscles play a crucial role in all physical activities. Therefore, your muscles must be in the best possible condition.
It can also help us be less prone to injuries and ultimately achieve our goals of getting fit a little more quickly.
No matter what kind of physical activity you do, muscle pain is inevitable.
Don’t worry; it’s not a sign that you are overdoing it (in most cases) or that you have weak muscles. Traditional remedies for muscle pain include:
- A high protein diet.
- Hot or cold treatments (a nice long bath is a favorite).
- Plenty of rest.
For most people, the combination of these agents should be enough to support your muscles’ ability to recover and repair after a workout.
However, if you find that muscle pain is still a problem, no matter how long you spend in the bathroom, there are other options you can try. Before analyzing them, it is worth taking a closer look at what happens inside the body when the muscles feel sore.
Sore muscles are an essential component of becoming stronger
An example of the expression, ‘What doesn’t destroy you makes you stronger,’ is the development process.
We produce tiny tears in our muscle fibers as we run, raise weights, or even stretch.
When these tears are repaired, the affected muscle becomes more prominent and more robust.
Part of this repairing process involves inflammation, and while it seems like a bad thing unless it becomes chronic, inflammation is a good thing.
Our muscles, freshly strengthened, are better prepared than before, and we can keep working towards our fitness goals.
Sometimes, however, that pain remains, leading to a condition called delayed muscle pain.
Mild pain or tension that we feel in our muscles can appear even 48 hours after exercise. There may also be some cases where we push ourselves too hard, with slight pain turning into moderate and persistent pain.
If you’ve ever done too many squats at the gym, you’ll know how you feel the next day, especially when you try to get up from your chair.
Although muscle pain is inevitable, it does not mean that we have to sit back and wait for this to pass to continue exercising.
We’ve already mentioned some of the things you can do to support your body’s ability to heal and repair muscles.
Whether at the gym, it’s lifting weights or getting in and out of bed comfortably, healthy, active, and flexible muscles are essential. In circumstances where recovery is slow, or pains persist, CBD may provide additional support.
As always, keeping balance is the key to a healthy and active lifestyle, whether it’s balancing the endocannabinoid system, balancing our diet, or balancing our workouts. Knowing when to push ourselves a little more complicated, or when to break, is crucial.