Is it Normal to have Pain While Working Out?

Once an athlete always an athlete.  Just because you don’t compete anymore doesn’t mean you don’t tax your body and push it to it’s limits.  In my Charleston clinic, JP Chiropractic, I work with tons of athletes to improve movement patterns with chiropractic and physical therapy.  So many of my colleagues only focus on the joints, but neglect the soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament).  JP Chiropractic is more than a rehab facility; it is a holistic functional movement and functional human facility.


Is it normal to get pain while working out?

Yes, because most people don’t take care of their spines, joints and bodies they way they should.  In a perfect World you would have your alignment/nervous system checked weekly; you’d foam roll for 10 minutes per day; if you do strenuous exercise you would do 10-15 minute preworkout warm-up then a 10-15 min post workout stretch unique to your needs; you wouldn’t eat/breath/drink a bunch of toxins; you would be adequately hydrated; you wouldn’t have any nutritional deficiencies; you would meditate or perform slow flow yoga etc…

For a professional to give great advice they need a full health history which includes lifestyle choices, how long you sit or stand for work, you diet, the integrity of your spine, your range of motion, the balance of your muscles.  Follow the steps below if you are having pain while working out.

What to do if you’re getting pain while working out...

Step 1:  Stop doing that type of movement!  If you have a trainer ask them for a modified version or different exercise all together.   It may still cause you pain.  Usually, if you have pain during any exercise there is most definitely an underlying problem!  This means for you to put step 2 into action.

Step 2:  Make an appointment with a chiropractor or physical therapist for an assessment.

Step 3:  Follow me on all social media outlets for more tips.

I’ll update this post to add specific pain mechanisms and possibilities during common pain aggravating movements like shoulder press, bicycles, dead lifts and squatting.

I know this seems like common sense, but…


Published by Dr. Jase

Thanks for visiting. More about me...I wanted to be a doctor as long as I can remember. My passion is and always will be to help people solve their health problems and inspire them to be better versions of themselves. I completed my undergrad at Michigan State University where I studied Physiology. It was there I shadowed in a local hospital, talked to scientists, counselors, medical doctors and chiropractors. After much consideration I attended Life University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to attending Life U I had never been to a chiropractor. All I knew is they help peoples' spines. Shortly after attending I received my first adjustments. Previously, it was ingrained in my head that pain was normal and to ignore it. As part of the process at Life U you are assigned a student intern that is learning to adjust people. Little did I know their learning experience on my spine would be my miracle. At 26, I've had constant shoulder pain since my days on the high school football team. I was 100 percent convinced I'd have to live with it forever. After being under care for a few weeks things started to change and shortly thereafter my pain was gone. Besides the knowledge in joint pain and spinal adjustments I became well-versed in other aspects of holistic care like diet, exercise, and other chronic disease processes that can be reversed via lifestyle. I love to teach and like to be creative so starting a blog, youtube channel and instagram profile check all my boxes for what makes me happy as a person. Other accolades: I became the go to chiropractor in the Atlanta area for athletes and families. The Atlanta Blaze MLL (professional lacrosse) team brought me on to be their team chiropractor. 2015 Nationally Qualifed NPC Men's Physique Competitor I also did some modeling and even acted in a few commercials for fun.

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