(Closed) thigh pain — help!

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@omglauren: You may have just overdone it :S That happened to me once–I worked out at a small gym and the only machine that was open was the treadmill, so I went on and just ran. I hadn’t done that in a crazy long time, and about two days later I couldn’t walk.


Post # 4
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you really worked a muscle group that isnt used to it you’ll feel more pain than usual and often the it hits worse 2 days after you did it. I would take Advil, lightly stretch and ice them or alternate icing with soaking in a warm bath. 

if the pain gets worse or doesnt start to improve in a day or so I would see your doctor.=)

There is something called rhabdomyolysis, that can happen if you push yourself too hard too soon but in your case based on what you posted I am fairly certain its just your body reacting to a new way of being used =)

Take it easy for a few days, it’ll start to loosen up.

Post # 5
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You’re just sore… it takes a few days for it to catch. Do an easy day on the eliptical and take extra time to stretch those legs out, it will help!

Post # 6
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You might want to try foam rolling your IT band, hamstrings, and quads.  All of those muscles are connected!  Be gentle when foam rolling….it will hurt!  But if you keep doing it, it will help.  Promise!  

Here is a good link that has handy videos on how to foam roll.  Most gyms will have foam rollers!  http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/roll?page=single

Post # 9
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@omglauren:  sounds like you just overworked them. The muscle fibers breakdown and then rebuild. That’s how we grow and get strength. You might have some lactic acid built up in your legs. Drink lots of water. Take an anti-inflammatory. An easy recovery on the elliptical would be good too. Keep them moving a bit. But be gentle! No squats again until the soreness goes away. 

Post # 10
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Audrey2_sings:  +1! It doesn’t look like it would do much but it really does. 

Also, when I work a new muscle I am generally more sore two days after than the day after. Then by the third day I am good as new! I generally work through the soreness but will lower the intensity if working on that particular muscle area.

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