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Jane’s Blog Aches Pains and Muscle Stiffness

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Jane’s Blog Aches Pains and Muscle Stiffness

Muscle stiffness is a common symptom when the muscles feel tight and difficult to move, particularly after resting. If ignored it can also develop into aches and pains. Dr. David O. Draper, professor and director of the graduate program in sports medicine/athletic training at Brigham Young University says, "Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a common result of physical activity that stresses the muscle tissue beyond what it is accustomed to."  All of that exercise can cause soreness and stiffness that shows up a day or two later. The mild muscle strain injury actually creates microscopic damage to the muscle...

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