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Pain In Quads Cant Run
30yrmale. Right nerve L5pinched. Don't have too much pain but cant run as leg burns. But can bend fully. On yoga now. Will it heal or operation only option?
You can heal: If you are kind to your back and follow your doctors instructions we can hope you have healing of your disc herniation Surgery is the worst option in most cases but you are young and can heal quickly. If your pain does not get better after 6 months you may have to consider some medical treatments such as injections or acupuncture. But I would NOT advise surgery unless you have two doctors that ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dent in my rectus femoris from quad injury a month ago. Fully healed the dent is back but there's no pain and I can still run. What could that mean?
If U tear Ur quad-: -initially U feel a dent where the tear is. It then fills with blood & clot so it is sore but the dentIis gone. After it undergoes healing the dent will reappear. That's because it heals with scar & not muscle tissue. In the dent U may feel a firm mass that is the scar. It always remains. ...Read more
My husband says his quad hurts when you touch it, even with just a light touch. It is also more tender and seems more sore than his other quad? He has also been running and exercising more, but just noticed the pain today. I was looking up what it could b
Quad pain: With the history of running, it most likely would be a muscle strain. He can try icing the leg after running and taking it easy for a week or so. He could also try espon salts or taking oral magnesium to relax the muscle. The best form of magnesium when someone is exercising is magnesium malate as this reduces the lactic acid build up in the muscle that forms and causes muscle soreness. ...Read more
I am experiencing a deep pain in my left quad while running & working out. Long distances and deep bends/stretches increase the pain. There is weakness too. Can't figure out what it is. Any ideas?
Connective/muscular: Two possibilities; muscle tear, strained tendon. Pain near a joint more likely connective. Anti-inflammatories or otc pain relievers may be useful, reduced activity likely more effective. Also, onset (fast/slow) may also suggest muscle or connective respectively. If pain in calf when toes extended upwards, a more serious condition may be present. Good color and warmth in toes also good sign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hurt my quad, and it hurts badly when I try to run. Will making an epsom salt compress actually help? What else can I do for super quick relief?
Yes: You can try that. Ice the area for 15 minutes and repeat after a 10 minute break. You can take motrin as directed as well. If it is still very painful you may need it to be evaluated. If it is weak or you are having difficulty bearing weight you need to be seen. If you can move fine and it's just sore, stick with rest, motrin, and ice. After 24 hours you can start applying heat to the area ...Read more
I have pain in y upper thigh my athletic trainer says it is my quad. What should I do? It hurts when I run and sprint? What do you thing it is?
I'm worried because my quads and calves are quite sore from running what method should I use to relive the pain besides nsaids, what do you suggest?
Stretching and ice: Possibly learn some stretches for your legs, but don't be overaggressive. You should do so prior to running and after. Prior to running I do active stretches, which are basically marching in place for about 30 seconds. I also push against a wall, one leg forward, one back. You should go to some running websites and locate advice. ...Read more
Knot in quad, painful to run or touch. Feels like a bruise under the muscle. Could it be pulled muscle? Hurt initially 3 weeks ago, still hurting
Kines grad students run senior fitness program. They do fast reps and want us to do things like banana. Should I if deconditioned, lordosis, weak quad?
Ask your primary: Before any new exercise, ask your primary doctor. In most cases, some form of exercise is good, but it should take your general health into account, as well any specific conditions you may have. You need exercise, but it should be safe. It should also be gradually increased in intensity and duration to avoid injury. ...Read more
I had a quad muscle tear Now after 3 months I have started running about 6 km a day does it mean I can play soccor again is there a way to test my leg?
After going for a run, I felt tightness on the right side of my right quad and pain whenever I flexed my knee. Should I see doctor or just rest?
Sprinter with severe aching pains in left hip and severe sharp pain in quad while running. Quad pain dissolves with rest. Hip pain progresses.
U R a minor but U--: -need an answer. U must share this with Ur parents! Quad pain may B due 2 overuse, or 2 rapid elevation of Ur program. B sure U have a day of rest after a hard workout. Hip pain is more of a worry. There R conditions such as femoral acetbular impingement, or poor acetabular coverage of the femoral head. A fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon may B able 2 help. Hands on xam+images. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a chronic quad strain. But a clear MRI. It has been 1 year. I run track at a D1 institution. How do I heal it for good?? PT has not worked.
Quadriceps strain: As a sports radiologist, I have seen muscle tears missed on MRI because the area of injury wasn't included in the images. Seek a second opinion for your MRI to be sure. Persistent pain after a year suggests that you are either re-injuring the same region so that it doesn't heal properly, or the initial injury was more severe then your doctor believes. Has your PT tried therapeutic ultrasound? ...Read more
Leg cramps (usually calf), pulled groin, pulled quad, tight hamstrings all occurring recently. Function of my age & fact that I run a lot, or worse?
Sounds like: You could use some training advice but start out with a consultation with a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST (Muscle/Skeletal specialist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Multifactorial: Circulatory, neuromuscular problems, electrlyte issues can be responsible. See pmd for relevant evaluation. ...Read more
RICE: The tried and true method of rest, ice, compression (using something like an ace warp for joints like knees and ankles) and elevation work well to ease the short term pain after running. If this is a recurring problem, make sure you're using good footwear, not having too hard or intense of sessions, and having a good warm up and warm down routine. Good luck! ...Read more
MECHANICAL VS ANATOM: Ical problem. Exam and evaluation are a must in order to properly determine the cause so please see a doctor. ...Read more
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