Hi everyone! I'm new to lifting (only about a month now) and I have a question on muscle soreness/joint inflammation...
I've been lifting 3-4 days/week, just starting out. I'm doing a mixture of barbells, kettlebells and crossfit (pull-ups, squats, rowing, wall balls, etc.), mostly on light weight amounts (only 25lbs for my barbells for now). I'm used to when I do other types of athletic activity, like running or yoga, getting delayed onset soreness within 48 hours, which goes away after a day or so, but with lifting I'm having effects that seem weird. Mainly, I'm not having as much actual muscle soreness as I am joint soreness and inflammation. And the onset is happening 4-5 days after I exercise, not within 48 hours. I'm experiencing swollen hands, joint pain (especially in my shoulders) which only seems to go away if I blast myself with ibuprophen.
Is this normal? I had a blood test for RA a few weeks back after the first time I flared up, which came up clean, and the doctor said this might just be my body's way of reacting to lifting since I haven't tried it before. But when I search forums I hear everyone talk about only 48 hours delay and the fact that mine is hitting almost a week later seems odd to me.
Thanks in advance for any help with my noob question
Thread: Muscle Soreness: NOOB Question