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How to I help my very sore leg muscles?

How to I help my very sore leg muscles?

Need an exam: The complaints are very vague, a visit to your doctor may allow for more interview and examination. This is the best approach to symptoms described. The differential diagnosis is too braod for achy legs. It could be mechanical, postural, nerve issues, back issues, vascular, neuromuscular, or normal reponse to extreme activities.

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When I get soreness all over after a 5k run, is that due to chemicals circulating out from overworked leg muscles?

When I get soreness all over after a 5k run, is that due to chemicals circulating out from overworked leg muscles?

Partly: Soreness or pain is general indicator from the body that something is amiss with the organ and needs attention. Accumulation of Lactic Acid due to prolonged anaerobic metabolism by the muscle is part of the cause of soreness.

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The muscles in the back of my leg have been sore lately. What is the cause?

The muscles in the back of my leg have been sore lately. What is the cause?

Leg pain: Need much more information e.g. Age, activity, work, athletics, male or female, pregnant, injury etc.

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I have workout 3 days ago. And My leg muscles are very sore. How can I get them not to be painful? I have a tens unit.

I have workout 3 days ago. And My leg muscles are very sore. How can I get them not to be painful? I have a tens unit.

Overuse: Worked out little hard and now have muscle stiffness as muscles recover. Exercise, esp vigorous exercise tears down the muscle fibers and then they heal bigger and stronger. But, this comes at a price of inflammation and some injury. NSAID for pain and inflammation (if no medical reason not to) GENTLE stretching to help muscle tightness. GENTLE exercise to assist blood flow to help recovery.

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What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup.

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Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Have you been: Working out physically? If yes, then have you been stretching before ; after exercise?

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How to get rid of sore leg muscles very fast?

Try: Lots of hydration, anti-inflammatory and epsom salt soaks.

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Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

A bruise or worse...: Purple color may mean a bruise or bleeding under the skin. A sore muscle can be some bleeding from broken muscle fibers inside the muscle (called a muscle strain). If a person bleeds easily, there can be a hematoma in the muscle. If there are risk factors for a blood clot in the leg, such as recent surgery, injury, taking ocp's, sitting for several hours, etc..., the E.R. Or a doctor should check.

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VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

Exam: Gt examined for musculoskeletal illness and soft tissue illnes. Have your physician check for musscle inflammation and erythema nodosum.

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For a couple years now I've suffered from very sore inner thigh muscles. It's only on the left leg and hurts to touch. Nothing helps. Any thoughts?

For a couple years now I've suffered from very sore inner thigh muscles. It's only on the left leg and hurts to touch. Nothing helps. Any thoughts?

Thigh pain: This could represent a muscular or tendon problem of the adductor muscle or a nerve problem involving the obturator nerve and or the L3 nerve from the back.

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My muscles in my legs are so sore when I woke up today im 17, I did nothing abmormal yesterday or any exersize to make them sore? What is this from?

Muscle pain: Really wouldn't worry too much given your young age. If it lasts for more than a couple of days, or if other symptoms develop such as other muscles become painful, you run a fever/chills, see your doctor.

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Does masturbation after a soccer game or such a workout when leg muscles are sore and growing have a negative impact?

Does masturbation after a soccer game or such a workout when leg muscles are sore and growing have a negative impact?

No: No negative impact from masturbation after exercise, but be sure to hydrate self after workouts/soccer games.

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I have burning muscle in my leg. I know what sore muscles feel like, and this is different. What could it be, what to do?

I have burning muscle in my leg. I know what sore muscles feel like, and this is different. What could it be, what to do?

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound. Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated.

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What causes a charley horse? I got one in each leg this morning and can barely walk now! Muscles are very sore.

What causes a charley horse? I got one in each leg this morning and can barely walk now! Muscles are very sore.

Many causes: If nothing changed in daily life- no new work outs, not pregnant- then often it is mineral shortage. Get some calcium, potassium in a system. Get multivitamins, eat a banana, drink milk, cheese.

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Lower back feels sore and tight, could this be a result of tight leg muscles. It hurts more in the morning. How can I fix I am a HS athlete?

Lower back feels sore and tight, could this be a result of tight leg muscles. It hurts more in the morning. How can I fix I am a HS athlete?

Could be: You would first want to make sure that your pain that is worst in the morning is not because of something other than muscle tightness such as a developing spinal condition. Any tight muscles in our posterior chain from our legs to our upper back could potentially put undue stress on the lower back. Are your legs lacking flexibly? What about your lats? Yoga can never hurt in the morning.

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I have had muscle soreness for about two months in my right arm and leg, that feels like I have just literally worked out even though I haven't.

Talk to your doctor: Given the length of time you have had the soreness, I would recommend going to see your local doctor to be evaluated. It is unusual to have pain that persists that long. Hope you feel better soon!

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I'm a runner, and my muscles and tendons are getting increasingly sore at the top of my femur on the outside of my leg. I stretch regularly. Ideas?

I'm a runner, and my muscles and tendons are getting increasingly sore at the top of my femur on the outside of my leg. I stretch regularly. Ideas?

Sorry just noticed: Just realized you said top of femur. If in lower leg my answer. Would stand. Out upper leg could be a bursitis or tendinitis....Even a type of fasciitis. Avoid offending activity for several weeks....Otc antiinflamatories and ortho follow up if conservative measures aren't enough.