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A 19-year-old female asked:

Did some exercising the other day. thighs have felt very sore & weak for 3 days now. hardly can walk. is it a pulled muscle?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Muscle pain: Unlikely. This is a common phenomenon when a person works out muscles to the point of fatigue. It can take 3-5 days to recover. If longer than that it might be a more serious injury. On a side note, many weight lifters take creatine to help minimize this type of pain. Discuss this with your physician to see if it would be safe for you.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
AlsoB sure 2 hydrate and get enough protein .
May 12, 2013
Last updated Apr 7, 2015

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