When Should Pain Stop You? A Doctor Explains

Pain is inevitable, right? But how do you distinguish the pain you should push through from the pain that's a red flag?

On this episode of the Spartan Up! podcastDr. Sean Pastuch, the founder of Active Life Rx, shares his four rules for pain assessment. He also talks about the importance of seeking out and overcoming some kind of pain in your life. When assessing pain, Pastuch says there are four important terms you need to understand: insult, irritation, pain, and injury. Whether you're taking on a Spartan race or planning your workout, understanding pain is critical to your growth.

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