Health Tip: When Sore Muscles Warrant a Call to the Doctor
If pain lasts longer than a week
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(HealthDay News) -- Muscle soreness can develop as you challenge yourself physically, but certain warning signs warrant a call to the doctor.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says you should contact a physician if you have:
Soreness in the muscles that persists for longer than one week.
Extreme pain that gets worse when you exercise.
Sore muscles or joints that feel warm to the touch, or are swollen or red.
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