Pain is the body’s way of telling you that something needs to change. If you experience pain with exercise, the simplest answer is to change your workout routine. There are many ways to do this – here are a few suggestions:
Change Your Exercise Routine
If you’re experiencing soreness after workouts, it may be due to your workout routine. You don’t want to do the same exercises over and over again because this can cause muscle fatigue or even injury.
To prevent soreness:
• Exercise with a buddy or trainer who can help keep track of how much weight you’re lifting and make sure that you’re using proper form.
• Exercise at times when there aren’t many people around so that there’s less chance of getting injured from someone else’s bad technique (or lack thereof).
Change Your Workout Surface And Shoes
You can also avoid soreness and pain by Dr Lauren Papa changing your workout surface and shoes. Avoid hard surfaces, like concrete or asphalt, because they put more pressure on your joints than softer surfaces like grass or sand.
If you’re going to be doing an intense workout, make sure that the shoes are not too tight in the heel area and have enough cushioning so that they don’t put too much pressure on the balls of your feet (which happens with some types of running shoes).
Use A Foam Roller
A foam roller is a great way to relieve soreness, especially after exercise, says Dr Lauren Papa. It can also be used before and during exercise to help increase flexibility and reduce pain. It’s important to use caution when using a foam roller over bony areas (like your spine), as this can cause injury if done incorrectly. If you find that rolling over bony areas causes too much discomfort for you, try placing towels or pillows under the area in order to cushion it from the pressure of the roller.
To use a foam roller effectively:
• Roll slowly up and down each side of your body until all muscles have been worked through their full range-of-motion (ROM). This should take about 15-20 minutes total per session–don’t rush through it!