Reply To: Adjusting for Muscle Soreness


Hi Abri,

If you have localized/one-sided pain or soreness that isn’t going away, and has been around for a while, that would lead me to believe you may have some sort of muscular imbalance and may have developed a compensation pattern, potentially in any of the three sports. Since it sounds as if this has been going on for a while, I recommend seeking the advice of a physical therapist to address this.

In the meantime, if you can complete activities without sharp pain, you can continue to train. Generally swimming will be easiest on lower body injuries, and biking may be alright, too. Be cautious with running until you are fully evaluated by a physical therapist.