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No Pain...No Gain

Nice Poetry but unfortunately it seems to lead to trouble. It's important to know the difference between effort and pain. So if you're lifting weights or running or playing golf and you are feeling the effort and maybe can feel the muscle fatigue next day; this is stimulating the tired muscles to get stronger and increase your endurance.

However if you are experiencing real pain then you need to stop because pain is a sign that there is tissue damage occurring. A muscle or a tendon or a bone is breaking down under forces that it is not used to to. It takes time to strengthen tissues in the body.

So exercising through the pain just causes more damage which will lead to more time lost from your sport and more pain. So stop immediately and rest the tissues.. Don't run, play golf or lift weights with that limb until the pain goes away fully. Then begin again at a much lower level of effort and slowly build up again. And remember; Running through the pain is like driving through a flat tyre.

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