We all know that we should lead a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical exercise. However, sometimes we find workout routines particularly dreadful, not because we are not up for the challenge, but for an entirely different 9and legitimate reason: joint pain. For some people, the pain is so severe they can’t comfortably go through any exercise without experiencing it. As a result, they quit exercising.
If this is your case, seek an answer first before throwing the towel. In most cases, there’s a way to remedy the situation. So here are a few reasons you may be experiencing joint pain following (or during) a workout session
The Wrong Workout
One of the most common reasons for having joint pain after a workout is that you are doing the wrong exercise or that you are doing the exercise wrong. You should be shown how to use each machine appropriately and if you follow these directions and still experience joint pain, make sure you inform someone at the gym, because it is likely that the machine isn’t good enough for you.
Unfortunately, if you are significantly overweight, you may experience joint pain after exercise as well. In this case, it would indicate that you need to take it a little bit easier on your exercise machines. It sounds as this is defeating the object, since you will lose more weight by working out more. However, if you overexert yourself, it is more likely that you will stop working out altogether. Hence, it is better to take it slowly and see sustained results, and experience far less joint pain. Just play it safe.
Arthritis and Lupus
Very rarely, joint pain after a workout is actually a sign of an underlying health condition. Arthritis is certainly a possibility, but this generally manifests itself in just one joint. However, it is possible that you only experience pain in one joint because a specific set of exercise routine wasn’t appropriate for you. For instance, if you sat wrong on the bench press, you may experience pain in your shoulder joint and nowhere else. What characterizes arthritis, however, is that you will also experience the joint pain beyond your workout session. If this is the case, you should seek medical attention.
Lupus is also responsible for triggering workout-related joint pain. With lupus, your immune system malfunctions and attacks healthy tissue. After a workout, therefore, your immune system is tricked into believing you are actually doing something wrong and attacks the healthy tissue you have just worked out. However, lupus also has many other symptoms that will generally present themselves, including high fevers, rashes, anemia, chest pain, seizures, ulcers, dry eyes and a range of psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. If you experience any of these symptoms or are worried that you may have lupus, you must contact your physician immediately.
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