After a hard workout or a long run, you’re most likely going to feel some overall muscle soreness. But when you feel pain in one particular spot, it could be a sign that something’s wrong. In one study of over a thousand recreational runners, a quarter of them reported that they had pain before their race.
This pain was typical of overuse injuries. Pain should be a warning sign that you are training a little too much and you may need to cool your jets to let your body adjust properly to your training.
Ranging from 7 to 10 on the pain scale, this pain is severe in nature and you can feel it before, during and after exercise. The pain increases as you continue running and will typically cause you to limp. You should never continue running when you feel this type of pain. Consult your doctor and follow his or her recommendations.
You feel this type of pain when you start to exercise but it usually goes away as you start to warm up and continue running. The pain may be inconsistent and moves around the body, or you feel it bilaterally (in both knees, for example).
On a pain scale of 10, it ranges from 1 to 3. Mild pain or discomfort is common and considered safe to run through. Apply R.I.C.E treatment to any areas of concern after your run.