September 22, 2017

Your Fitness: When to say WHEN

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Calling it quits.

So, you’ve had a nagging pain here, a little pinch there. How do you know when you should push through the discomfort or back off and see your doctor? Do a body scan and differentiate between pain, muscle soreness or fatigue. Pain is an acute feeling. Pain stops you in your tracks or is a low grade constant ache. Pain can take your breath away.  Here are a few variables to determine when to say when in your fitness:

Pain for more than 3 months. If you’ve had consistent pain for 3 months or longer, see your doctor.

Numbness, tingling or radiating pain. Pain that travels through your body means a call to your doctor.

Night pain. If you have pain that is waking you up at night, consult your doctor.

Loss of range of motion or mobility. Painful or limited range of motion should be a red flag.

 

*Always consult your doctor to determine an appropriate course of action for your individual needs.

 

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