Guide to good and bad pain for the health/fitness professional

Edward G. McFarland, Stephen P. Compton, Christopher A. Dawson

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To distinguish between normal types of musculoskeletal discomfort that are considered normal and pain that may reflect a more serious condition, to be able to assess an injury, and to identify when an injury needs medical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalACSM's Health and Fitness Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2003


  • DOMS
  • Exercise
  • Pain
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Tendonitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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