Daily Stretches and muscle health guidance
A muscle pain flare is defined as an exacerbation or worsening of what may already be minor pain. However, people may use various timeframes for what is considered to be a flare, but usually, it can be several weeks of the symptoms worsening. A shorter period is considered waxing and waning of the symptoms, but that depends on the type of muscular pain being felt.
Times of isolation, such as during an illness or staying indoors mostly during winter, can also lead to a pain flare, usually of old joint and muscle injuries. That is why it is important for people to keep moving even if their bodies do not want to move. Even if scar tissue has been minimized, pain associated with the scar can still resurface when you get out of your rhythm and routine. It is best for your physical and mental health to avoid large fluctuations in your pain cycle by staying in your routine.
So, the question is, how do you manage or even avoid those flares?