Today I went on a 10 mile walk wearing wellies (not the best idea) and now have an unbeliabley over-stretched muscle at the top of my leg. I’m in quite a bit of pain when I walk and was wondering if there’s anyway I could help speed up the recovery process– asap?
Muscles are tight after exercise, don’t ice them, heat expands them for more relief. The best relief is to free up the muscles causing the pain and here’s how to free up your thigh muscle for relief there:
Sit on a chair with your leg partially extended to where it feels comfortable. Wrap both hands around the muscle about 2 inches behind your knee. Press in with both hands and hold a firm pressure on the muscle. Now relax, take a deep breath and exhale, then remain this relaxed. After 20 seconds or so you should feel the muscle releasing. As it’s a big one it’s going to continue to do so for about a minute or so. When you no longer notice any releasing happening, slowly slide your foot back up to the chair, then release the pressure on the muscle but continue resting your foot by the chair for another 30 seconds.
by: Douglas B
on: 30th June 12
It’s not the muscle that’s in pain, but more in the center bone or chest cavity area. There’s a sharp pain whenever i breathe in or when i flex/stretch my chest out. I really can’t do anything under this condition, and I’m pretty sure it didn’t come from working out either, cause I’ve been lifting weights for a good three years and have never felt this pain before.
I was wondering if anyone can help me out. It’s been bothering me for a two whole day now.
There are many conditions that you may have but to get a correct diagnosis be sure to contact a doctor. I have a condition like this but it happens randomly and not when I flex or stretch my chest. It is called costochondritis, the inflammation in the rib cage. It is not severe or life threatening but it is a pain in the butt. So, as I said you may have Myositis, Fibromyalgia, TBCWP or Transitory Benign Chest Wall Pain. To verify, is it right near the middle of your chest, that little line between like a trench running down the middle of your chest? Tell me anything else! Thanks. Please make me best answer and read my name.
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on: 28th October 10
For several months now i have had moderate cramps in my calf muscles and pain in the lower back, i have a physically demanding job and was wondering if my back pain could cause my leg cramps.
It could be anything, nerve problem, muscle problem, kidneys or a number of other things…It is impossible to answer your question without knowing what the actual problem is. Ask your Doctor for a referral for a CT or MRI scan.
The wrong type of treatment or exercises can do more damage than good and you need to have your back properly diagnosed prior to ANY treatment.
Again you do need to have a CT / MRI scan or such done before allowing ANYONE to touch your back.
Get a professional opinion from the radiologist doing the scan in his report to your doctor and then go from there
on: 22nd May 09
The pain is sharp, it starts somewhere around the beltline, then radiates upward through the ribcage along the left side of the body and into the neck. The pain comes with deep breaths or quick movements, and is getting worse. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Our first though was just a pulled muscle, but as the pain gets worse we are wondering. The symptoms are happening to a 34 yr old male, no previous conditions to speak of, and no recent activity that he can remember that would have caused this pain. Help please!
ER NOW Chew 2 asprin on the way this can be symptoms of a heart problem. People think all heart pain is exactly in the left side of the chest. It isn’t. It can manifest in abdomen, neck, arm. The quicker this is checked out the better. If it is heart related it could be a blockage or a warning that a heart attack is trying to happen or likely to happen. If it is heart related fast diagnosis and treatment could save his life and keep an actual heart attack from happening.
It could be a lot of other things but good sense and sound medical practice says check out the most serious and urgent possibility first and work from there.
by: A F
on: 24th April 07
Those creams they have (rub on usually white) that’s for muscle/joint pain relief? Are we pregnant ladies allowed to use it? 23 weeks, having some bad knee joint pain, and leg pain. I have this cream *just wondering if any one else used it? Have no heat pads or anything its called Rub A535
on: 1st January 70
I have very sore muscles, so I was wondering what is the best muscle pain cream. I want a cream that will last for a few to several hours and works right away. thanks
Topical NSAIDs such as diclofenac, which is available over the counter, has a limited effect on local muscle injury pain and might be useful.
by: Dr Frank
on: 23rd November 10
I use 50mg of adderall a day and after a month started having weird mild pain in the knees. It also seemed to cause my upper back and neck muscles to twitch. My hands are now easily agitated now at work when typing and I never had an issue before taking this drug. I’m just wondering if anyone has had similar odd muscle problems?
50 mg just seems like a large dose to me. i would take a drug holiday and cut back.
on: 26th January 07
I am wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms. I have been sick going on 15 days, and the doctors can not figure out what it is. Any suggestions? Thanks.
on: 1st January 70
Please don’t tell me to ask my doctor. I had back surgery 12 years ago and have been to many docs. None of which has helped. Please don’t tell me to stretch, do palates, etc. I’ve tried everything non-chemical already. I was wondering if anyone has personal experience. Every muscle relaxer I’ve tried just puts me to sleep. And pain relievers just make me really awake.
I have tried everything under the sun that’s over the counter.
I’m on tramadol, darvocete, and nabumetone. only the tramadol makes me really tired, the darvocete seems to work and the nabumetone is a good anti-inflammatory. i also just got done using the 6 day prednisone (steroid) pack…those are my suggestions.
on: 5th December 08
I am only asking cause I was on a pain medication once and didn’t like the way it made me feel. Just wondering what I can get for a muscle pain. It was torn when I was in a car accident when I was like 10. Also I don’t go to doctors. Could a walk in do anything for me?
on: 1st January 70