Myths and Misconceptions: Muscle Soreness

Myths and Misconceptions. Muscle Soreness

an intensive training program. While some muscle soreness isn’t necessarily a bad thing, persistent, extreme muscle soreness is.

An all to the growth of the muscle and will prohibit you from moving forward with your fitness goals.

Muscle soreness is due to tear and the repair process is underway. This equals bigger, stronger muscles.

But people tend to better results while training. In fact, you’re only increasing the likelihood of muscle injuries which, in the long run, takes you further from your goals.

Many people consistently overtrain, but don’t immediately sustain any injuries. They think their body can handle it and they continue pushing and pushing, and just dealing with the almost unbearable muscle soreness, thinking they are only getting stronger. The problem with non-sto injuries.

The best way towards that kind of training.

For some people, especially athletes, avoiding overtraining is easier said than done. So what do you do if you have serious muscle soreness and/or injuries? Physical therapy can help you work to their proper function. Physical therapists can identify problems in the muscles and assist with correcting them.

If you have serious muscle soreness or another type of injury, it’s best to whole body health.


In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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