Why Are My Muscles Sore After I Work Out?

Why Are My Muscles Sore After I Work Out?

At Thrive Wellness Chiropractic, we know that exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, we also know that exercise can sometimes lead to muscle soreness, also known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). In this blog post, we’ll explore the reasons behind muscle soreness and provide some tips for managing it from a chiropractic perspective.

The Chiropractic Perspective on Muscle Soreness

From a chiropractic perspective, muscle soreness is often the result of spinal misalignments or joint dysfunction. When the spine and joints are not functioning properly, it can cause imbalances in the muscles, leading to tension, inflammation, and pain. Exercise can exacerbate these imbalances, leading to muscle soreness.

Managing Muscle Soreness with Chiropractic Care

If you’re experiencing muscle soreness after exercise, chiropractic care can help. Here are some of the ways Thrive Wellness Chiropractic can help manage muscle soreness:

      1. Spinal adjustments: Spinal adjustments are a cornerstone of chiropractic care. By realigning the spine, chiropractors can reduce tension in the muscles and improve joint function, leading to reduced muscle soreness.
      2. Soft tissue therapy: Chiropractors can also use soft tissue therapy techniques such as massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release to relieve muscle tension and reduce inflammation.
      3. Exercise prescription: Chiropractors can provide customized exercise plans to help prevent muscle soreness and support muscle recovery.
      4. Nutrition and hydration advice: Proper nutrition and hydration are essential for supporting muscle function and recovery. Chiropractors can provide advice on healthy eating habits and hydration strategies.


Muscle soreness is a common experience for many people who exercise, but it doesn’t have to be a barrier to achieving your fitness goals. At Thrive Wellness Chiropractic, we take a holistic approach to managing muscle soreness that focuses on correcting spinal misalignments and joint dysfunction.

By incorporating spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, exercise prescription, and nutrition and hydration advice into your healthcare plan, you can manage muscle soreness and optimize your overall health and wellness. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start feeling better.