Why Muscles Always Ache

It’s Doctor DeCubellis here.

I wanted to go over today the question that I’m getting constantly on social media and in my office.

Why do my muscles always ache? Why do my muscles always hurt? Why are my muscles always sore?

That’s a great question and it actually has a very simple explanation.

It’s because those muscles are being used improperly. What does that mean?

When your muscles are always sore, they’re always aching or they’re always bothering you, it’s because those muscles are being over-utilized. It means that you’re basically using those muscles consistently throughout the day, even in ways that they shouldn’t be used.

The reason this happens is because there’s something going on structurally that is changing your movement patterns and biomechanics, or even ergonomics to make your body have to utilize these muscle groups in ways that they’re not supposed to be used.

Now they’re constantly firing this muscle over and over, because of that is building a black, thick acid. And when you use a muscle, you tear muscle fiber. Normally if you’re using that muscle properly, it develops more muscle and you’re stronger.

However, in this case, because the muscle is being used improperly, it actually develops scars in the muscle which makes it weaker, less flexible and more likely to have issues in the future. You’re overutilizing it. It’s tearing muscle fiber. We’re getting scar tissue. Now it’s weaker, which means it’s more likely to have issues and you can see how it just keeps going like this.

So that’s why when you go and you have to get your monthly massage, the knots keep coming back.

You’re still sore your store at the end of the day because the issue isn’t just muscular. It means there’s something structural going on that’s causing those muscles to be over-utilized and produce the scar tissue that’s forming in those fibers. So that is why the muscles always hurt and the muscles are always sore.

Any questions, give me a call. I’d be more than happy to answer it. And that’s something we frequently look at and diagnose in our office.