Pain during exercise can make patients worried that they should not be performing the movement. Not all pain is harmful to the body. Pain can indicate tissue damage, but it also can be produced when a particular tissue in the body is stimulated. The activation of that pain may be necessary in order to help the patient to get rid of the pain. By interpreting our pain, we can better understanding what our body is telling us. Generally, pain produced during exercise can be graded according to whether it is mild, moderate or severe. If the pain is severe, it may be necessary to discontinue the exercise. Pain produced during a particular home exercise that does not remain after the exercise is finished for more than 10-20 minutes is not likely to be harmful. In fact, the pain may be useful to heal and repair the painful area in the body. Sometimes an exercise will produce pain initially but the pain will get better with more repetitions which suggests it is helpful. We pride ourselves on educating patients on how to interpret pain so that patients understand that not all pain while exercising is bad. We always recommend making an appointment for any new onset spinal or extremity pain as well as for re-aggravations of previous symptoms to properly diagnose the underlying cause and to determine the most appropriate treatment.
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