Muscles still sore after 2 days or a strain?

So I am going to the gym. On Monday I did a full body workout (by mistake, wrong class) and on Tuesday I meet with my personal trainer who did arms and chest. Now it is Thursday and everything is sore but okay except for my triceps (bottom part of upper arm) and my elbow. I was in a lot of pain and when I flex (to a ninety degree angle) it hurts really bad. Is it possible that I strained something?

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  1. Agent Mime2, 24 April, 2010

    It usually takes up to 36 hours for your body to experience the worst of it. Most important is to keep moving, (not working them more, just regular daily movement) and drink plenty of fluids. If it does not hurt too bad, take a bath with epsom salts, and massage the sore muscles a little.

    You are sore because your body is storing lactic acid in the muscle fibers. You need to break this up and flush it out of your body. As soon as you stop moving, the acids stop flowing, and they kind of "set up" in the tissues.

    It is possible that you could have strained something, so if you have no improvement after trying these things, see a doctor. If this is not a strain, you should have some improvement by tomorrow evening.

  2. Ambix, 24 April, 2010

    Yes, it is very possible. Don’t do sports until it stops, rest and also ice the area when you can. If the pain hasn’t gone by the weekend, go to the doctors for a quick visit. If it’s a small sprain or tear, the doc with just tell you to rest. If it’s really serious, then surgery might be required. But I am not sure this is the case, because he would be wouldn’t be able to move your whole arm properly!

  3. Sentinel, 24 April, 2010

    Typically, INJURIES are felt IMMEDIATELY (while training).

    DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) will occur within about 24 to 36 hours of training.

    Don’t work a sore muscle (i’m sure you know that).

    You can always work your legs, or some other body part, while those triceps heal.

    DOMS can last for four or five days, if you’ve REALLY made some demands of a muscle.

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