If you’ve started working out after your gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, you may be feeling muscle soreness afterwards. This pain is usually the result of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
So you’ve started exercising, that’s great! Exercise is key to weight loss, especially for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients. But sore muscles don’t make you feel great. It might even be more than just uncomfortable, the muscle pain might make it hard to go about your work day without walking like a robot, or make it hard for you to lift your child, or give a hug, or lug a bag of fresh, healthy groceries to your car. Sore muscles can make bariatric patients not want to exercise, but the calories burned by exercise are crucial to making the most of your weight loss efforts and building lean muscle mass after weight loss surgery.