Just muscle soreness or even an alarm signal? The workout pain may

There are aches and pains – a Massage after sports or a Hiking tour. But any pain is an alarm sign? Or you have to endure it sometimes just?

Pain is no Evil, but a useful means of nature, explains Professor Ingo Froböse of the German sport University in Cologne. Pain keeps us from more serious injury. “But it is important to know what kind it is,” adds physiotherapist Ute Merz.

Distinction between a Warning Alarm and injury pain

Scientists distinguish three types: the Warning, the Alarm and the injury pain. “The Warnschmerz arises from the Overload out,” says Froböse. Best example: muscle soreness after sports or after an unusual physical action. Small cracks form in the muscles, explains Personal Trainer Nino rulers – and it hurts only once.

However, according to the experts, an adaptation of the body and not harmful. “A pain in 18 to 24 hours after the Sport, it is usually a classic immune reaction, indicating an Overload,” says Froböse. The train tracks end after this time nothing more, the burden appropriately.

Another type of alarm is a pain. In everyday life this Form is the most common – for example, in the case of toothache, caused due to inflammation. Rarely, we need to come up with the injury, pain coping, arises, for example, in the case of a torn tendon or a fracture.

Training should preferably stay free of pain

So, where is the line? When is the Tweak in the back is only a warning sign when to be alert? “Sometimes you have to challenge the body over a certain hurdle,” says physiotherapist Merz. “We are incredibly adaptable.” The art is then to have as little pain as possible during the workout. “It’s supposed to be fun,” says Merz. And who only torments, will not hold out for long.

Is a pressure or during a sporting Exercise is not exactly to be classified, there is a need to find alternative attitudes and, together with a Trainer slow keys approach. Communication is the A and O says the ruler.

Pain can bring healing process

Because pain also has a psychological component, it is about reconnaissance between the Trainer or therapist and client or Patient: Who knows, he might get muscle soreness, and can place him better. “Then he is perceived as positive,” noted Merz.

Also in the physiotherapy, or Massage, it may be sometimes necessary to endure a little suffering, explains Merz. For example, if certain trigger the blood flow points is increased, to release tension. Or if in case of chronic inflammation of new painful stimuli are set, to help the body in the healing process.

“Special pain receptors there is not,” says Froböse. Rather, information about other “sensors” in the brain land. This decides whether the Situation is stressful or not, and then sets an immune reaction. Accordingly, pain is dynamic, says Froböse. “You can consciously fight it, distract yourself, or him in the Act of integrating.”