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Is it true that pain is a sign you’re getting the most from your workout?

A little soreness is OK, but significant pain in a muscle or joint can mean that you over-stressed or overstretched a ligament, tendon or muscle, or it can indicate actual joint injury.  Rest the area for several days, initially icing and then switching to applications of warm, moist heat a couple to several times a day.  If there is little relief, persistent pain or increasing pain, see a health professional. 

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