She has been having foot pains for the past six or seven hours. We did walk around the city today, but it was only for a half an hour. Is it growing pains? Muscle strains?
It’s not likely to be growing pains. She is 14 now, and most girls stop growing entirely by then. It may be a lot of things, depending on where the pains are in her foot. It could be a corn, plantar fasciitis (ball of foot), a calcaneal spur (heel), strained tendons along the foot, or the re-aggravation of an injury. Knowing where it hurts helps figure out what it is, or at least could be. Resting it should help a lot, but if it doesn’t, a visit to a doctor (podiatrist, maybe) might be in order. . . .
on: 15th December 07
The pain after the morning work out isn’t that bad but after the evening work out my leg muscles become so stiff that I can hardly walk properly. I usually end up sleeping at 9 pm or something. I tried taking some pain killers, but it hardly works. I didn’t felt any relief.
You have to stretch before you go to bed. You do certain things with your legs when you point your foot straight that pretty much locks up your legs. You have to stretch and you can also ice where you are real sore.
on: 16th December 12
Pain is a signal our body sends us to let us know our body is being harmed (or will be harmed if we continue), but exercising is actually said to be really healthy, so why can it be so painful? How can things be healthy and harmful at the same time?
Like, you might be fine after 10 sit-ups, but after 70 you’re most likely agonizing because you feel like your abs are on fire. Should that intense muscle pain be interpreted as a signal to stop the exercise or is it so that the more you exercise the better/the healthier?
Imagine stretching an elastic rubber band until its starts to fray and almost rip, now fill in all the gaps with elastic rubber, you will be able to stretch it further until it frays, then more rubber fills the space.
This is how our muscles work on a lot smaller level, when you exercise you get micro-tears in the muscle tissue and your body fills the gap, this is why bodybuilders eat a lot of protein because it helps with growth and repair. If you aren’t a regular exerciser than your body is not used to the tears so it will begin to hurt.
Also, when you anaerobically respire, instead of producing carbon dioxide, you produce lactic acid which can be harmful to your body if too much builds up,
on: 18th November 12
I don’t understand how you can withstand the buring in the muscles and pain on the chest and burn in the throat.
The love of the sport.
on: 26th August 08
ok so i play lots of sports and i get lots of injuries.. haha. and for football season i get slight strains and other things relating to muscles. this is probably because of my lack of stretching. but whats done is done so is there anything i can do or any product i can use to get rid of the pain from muscle injury for short period of time like length of football game?
Hot packs or try this
fill a gym sock up with dry cooking rice
tie off the end
microwave on high for 60 sec.
check to make sure it’s not too hot
apply to the sore muscle
as long as the rice stays dry you can use it over and over.
There is also a product call BioFreeze that works pretty good
on: 26th September 08
I know I should avoid it and I try. But in the real world, there is caffeine in lots of things. Please offer suggestions.
Have yourself checked out for PAD, peripheral artery disease. It may be nothing and a false alarm…but well worth checking it out. I do not know if caffeine is related to this…I just know this is a serious problem and when you experience pain in your legs it really should not be ignored.
by: Julia T Dental Professional
on: 8th November 08
It is really bothering me, is there any method I can use to distinguish between them?
you can work on the trigger points. press hard in the areas. work only the trigger points in the whole muscle and see if that helps. Pec major can refer down the arm and to the chest too. Need to be careful with these things. You can google search pec major and pec minor trigger points. Stretching is needed too. Try resistance stretching.
on: 23rd February 12
My dad has a muscle strain near his groin. Thankfully we researched so we know its not a tumor or hernia. Its a minor muscle discomfort. Should he ice it, then heat it?
okay, through soccer these seem to work the best. first i like to ice it on and off maybe 15 minutes then a 5 minute break. or ice it for 30 minutes and after a bit have som1 turn on bath and take a hot bath and kinda massage the muscle in the water. then there’s other things like biofreeze, my fave, and icy hot you can put on during the day.
on: 27th April 08
can I do to get rid of the muscle pain?
Is it really pain, or is it a burning sensation of soreness?
If it is pain, that just means you either aren’t doing the stretch properly, or you’ve pulled a muscle (among other things), in either case, just stop stretching and let it heal.
If it is a burning sensation or soreness, the former is a sign that you’re actually stretching, the ladder being the result of a stretch. Soreness will alleviate over a period of time, but you can still follow your normal routine, and the soreness will become less and less each time you do your stretches.
on: 19th December 08
Yesterday, I had six back-to-back lacrosse games with only a ten minute break. My abdominal muscles hurt, the area above my butt hurts (sorry I had to say that) and my hamstrings hurt. I am aware that it’s normal to have pain after working out and things like that, but how do I lessen the pain WITHOUT medication?
The easiest drug free treatment is take a warm (not hot but you may need to add some to keep the water warm)) bathe and just soak since so many areas are involved. After you relax a bit in the tub then you need to get out a couple of ice packs. If you don’t have these then you can make one by putting ice in a ziplock bag placed into another ziplock bag to prevent leakage. Get out the remote and lay back on the couch and find something to watch on tv. Put the ice bag on your tummy. You should have a pillow under your knees to support them and you can place ice to your hamstrings on this. Rest, ice and elevation are the key ingredients to getting better faster. Even though you don’t want medication if you do decide to take some it should be Motrin (unless allergic or other reactions) since Motrin has antiinflammatory effect that other pain meds don’t. Good luck!
by: sweet sue
on: 2nd May 11