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How much muscle soreness is too much during rehabilitation?

Increases in activities will normally cause some muscle soreness. This will feel similar to soreness felt after participating in athletics or over-exercising, especially if you tried a new activity or haven’t exercised recently. Rehabilitation usually involves performing new activities or activities in different ways. It is not unusual to experience muscle soreness. The soreness should decrease with movement and stretching. If the soreness increases with movement or is accompanied by sharp pain or numbness, consult your clinician or your physician for further instructions.

(This answer provided for NATA by the King College Athletic Training Education Program.)

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