Exercise-induced muscle pain, soreness, and cramps.

  title={Exercise-induced muscle pain, soreness, and cramps.},
  author={Mary P. Miles and Priscilla M. Clarkson},
  journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness},
  volume={34 3},
The three types of pain related to exercise are 1) pain experienced during or immediately following exercise, 2) delayed onset muscle soreness, and 3) pain induced by muscle cramps. Each is characterized by a different time course and different etiology. Pain perceived during exercise is considered to result from a combination of factors including acids, ions, proteins, and hormones. Although it is commonly believed that lactic acid is responsible for this pain, evidence suggests that it is not… CONTINUE READING