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Muscles Sore? Here Are a Few Reasons Why

By Sara Butler

Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning and realized your muscles were really sore or you were achy and fatigued, but you know it's not from a workout? Well, achy, sore muscles not caused by a tough workout may be cause for concern. Sometimes it can be an indication of an underlying health condition or illness that needs attention. Here are a few of the reasons why your muscles may be sore.

Muscle Soreness from Exercise

If you exercise regularly, then you're probably no stranger to delayed-onset muscle soreness. This is the totally normal soreness that sets in about one to three days after a tough workout. It can range from a mild twinge to a soreness that makes you feel as if ninjas snuck into your room and beat you as you slept.

This pain shouldn't last more than a few days. If it does, then you should make sure to discuss it with a healthcare professional to make sure there's not something else going on.


A bacterial or viral infection can cause aches and pains, including muscle aches. That's because the cells your body releases to fight off infection can cause inflammation that leads to achy, sore muscles.

If you've been sick and notice that you're having muscle pain, then make sure to drink plenty of fluids, especially water. It's also important to rest, too. You can manage your symptoms by applying heat to the sore areas, too.


Muscle pain, especially in the neck and shoulders, can be caused by stress. Headaches and body aches can be symptoms, too. That's because when you're stressed, your muscles may not get the opportunity to relax, causing them to contract. You can loosen muscles with stretches and exercise, which can also help you to reduce stress in your daily life, too.

Lack of Sleep

When you're asleep, your body uses the time to rest and rejuvenate. If you're not getting enough sleep, then your body simply doesn't have time to do what it needs to do and muscle soreness can result.

If you know you're not getting enough sleep, then take some steps to fix that. Avoid heavy meals or caffeine close to bedtime, reduce blue light from electronic devices in the hour before bed, and get yourself in a relaxing routine before bed to help you get to sleep faster.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Greenwood Village, Colo.

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