Of course! I believe “good” pain is when you feel the burn from a particular exercise. It’s the slight discomfort that you feel during your final set of pushups or squats, and it’s crucial for building lean muscle mass. On the flip side, there is that scary pain that could indicate an injury. If you hear or feel a pop during exercise, then this can be more indicative of an injury. At that point it’s important to call your health care provider and follow R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation). More red flags that you’re dealing with an injury: you cannot put weight on the sore area, the pain continues to get worse and worse and keeps you up at night, you feel nauseated, there’s swelling, tingling, and/or numbness.
If you are experiencing any of the above indications of “bad” pain, seek attention quickly; you don’t want the injury to get any worse by continuing to push on during a workout! Physical therapists are experts in the musculoskeletal system and hold a doctorate degree in their field. Seek out an evaluation from a licensed physical therapist (we see patients in the Clermont 34711 area) to help guide you in the right direction and return as quickly as possible to your daily workout routine!