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Question #2577 posted on 01/22/2004 12:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

A few days ago, I fell down really hard onto the sidewalk. I got a skinned knee and some nice bruises from it, which I expected. What I didn't expect, however, was that my muscles would be so sore. The next day, I felt like I'd worked out in the gym for several hours. Why would falling down make my muscles hurt so bad?

- Good thing I don't have osteoporosis

A: Dear Calcium Consumer,

During the rest of the day after the fall your walking, sitting, and sleeping posture had probably changed in order to favor your injured parts. The rest of your muscles hurt because a change in posture makes use of them in unaccustomed ways.