Is it safe for me to exercise again?
Last week I had a cold. Monday, I attempted to work out before my symptoms would keep me from exercising. I must’ve moved my shoulder weird because, about five minutes into the routine, I had throbbing pains in the area and had to quit. I wasn’t using weights, by the way.
Monday and Tuesday it was pretty sore and then it tapered off and only hurt a bit when I bent my neck or lifted my head off of my pillow. I still didn’t exercise because it wasn’t fully healed, and because there was no way I could work out with that cold.
I’m feeling much better now (cold-wise) and want to resume my exercise schedule. Today, my shoulder was a bit sore and I noticed my bicep and tricep on that side was sore as if I had been working out and the tension/pain had spread to my chest on that side. It’s not unbearable by any means and I don’t think it’s a serious injury, but I’m wondering if exercising will do me good or just aggravate it more. I feel like not using the muscle makes it feel worse. When I was lying in bed all week, it was more sore than when I got up and moved around. It might even be a pinched nerve causing my muscles to be tense. The pain is in the back of my shoulder and goes up into my neck a little.
I took an anti-inflammatory and a muscle relaxer tonight, so I hope that helps. The workouts I do are HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts that involve a lot of moving and jumping around and full-body motions. I plan to do an extra long warm up on that shoulder and start off with something low-impact, but should I do the routine at all? It’ll be raining, so walking/running instead really isn’t an option.
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