Question: Why Is Stretching So Painful?

Does stretching ever stop hurting?

Or at least it feels like you’re doing something.

But stretching doesn’t provide any lasting pain relief (and it doesn’t prevent soreness either).

The sad truth about muscle soreness is you can’t really do anything to make it go away; muscle fibers are damaged, and they need time to heal..

Why is stretching uncomfortable?

#3) Overstretching your muscles Exerting too much energy or going too deep into a stretch can result in a torn muscle. Slowly ease into your stretches. You may feel slightly uncomfortable during a stretch, but it should never hurt. Don’t push your body past its limits, and always stay in your natural range of motion.

What happens if you stretch too hard?

As a Physio, many of the injuries I treat are the result of stretching too hard, too fast, in the wrong environment or in the wrong direction. These injuries range from simple muscle strains or ligament sprains to torn cartilage/meniscus and severe disc prolapses with nerve compression in the spine.

Is it bad to stretch everyday?

Don’t overdo it. Like other forms of exercise, stretching puts stress on your body. If you’re stretching the same muscle groups multiple times a day, you risk over-stretching and causing damage.

Are sore muscles a good sign?

The good news is that normal muscle soreness is a sign that you’re getting stronger, and is nothing to be alarmed about. During exercise, you stress your muscles and the fibers begin to break down. As the fibers repair themselves, they become larger and stronger than they were before.