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Sore Thigh Muscles For No Reason
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Is there a reason for leg muscles to be sore after spending time in a spa? Is it due to increased blood flow from the heat?
I am 28F. I am unable put hands straight forward some time, my muscles are ache a lot. In nights my thighs also ache very heavy. What is reason?
Various: 28y female has upper extremities weakness & "aching" & nocturnal "thigh aching", suggesting systemic disorder; exam & lab studies needed. If no specific findings then Fibromyalgia becomes a consideration & Rheumatology consult advised. Symptoms suggest soft tissue musculoskeletal disorder & sciatica while in bed at night. See comments: ...Read more
Fasiculation: This is most likely something called a fasiculation. It is an isolated muscle twitch in one area that lasts temporarily. A good example is an eye twitch. If the symptoms continue, worsen, or move to include other muscles you should see your doctor. It could be a sign of an underlying neurologic disorder. ...Read more
I have muscle soreness in my back thigh since 5 days without improvement, I still can use the muscle but feeling discomfort?
See PCP.: Muscle soreness in the back thigh can be caused by overuse, exercise, or trauma. Since it has been 5 days, warm compresses can help, soaking in a hot tub and even light massage. Some people swear by counterirritants like bengay. Nsaids like ibuprofen, aspirin, or naprosyn (naproxen) may help also. If still sore, see your pcp. ...Read more
My inner thigh muscles are sore when I use them, feels like post workout soreness but thing is I haven't worked out, I've been real lazy for a week.
Groin Groans: Muscle soreness can come from many things, even inactivity following periods of intense activity. During periods of strenuous use or episodes of use during unusual activity or positions, the muscle fibers can tear and build up products of metabolism that trigger pain even with small movements later on. In most cases gentle massage is effective as well as application of heat. Drink water also. ...Read more
32wk n I have pain wen I get up or move around between da vagina n thighs. Are my muscles sore from to much weight?
You bet!: Your muscles have to adjust to "extra cargo". ...Read more
Why did I wake up sore from the outside of my thighs and butt for no reason? And my arms feel sore too and I haven't done exercise
Non exercise: That could be the reason that you are sore. You need to get up and move around. Get the blood circulating. ...Read more
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?
Did some exercising the other day. Thighs have felt very sore & weak for 3 days now. Hardly can walk. Is it a pulled muscle?
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. ...Read more
I went skating yesterday and fell pretty hard on my rear (concrete floor) but for some reason the inside of thigh feels like I did pilates very sore?
Well: You can do some damage. See how you feel if you don't improve in a few days better see the doctor ...Read more
Lately when I do jogging on treadmill my thighs become very sore one day later. It goes on for 3-4 days. Muscle soreness and heaviness. What's this.
I think I from playing lacrosse. I have this big knot in my upper thigh & it's sore. It's visible and it feels like a knot in my muscle. What's wrong?
Trauma?: If you are sure it is not from trauma (getting hit with ball, stick, or another player), it could be an area of Lactic Acid build up from overuse. Given the fact that it is big enough to be visible and it is tender, it deserves evaluation by an ortho/sports med physician, especially if it is getting larger. Though rare, occasionally tumors present this way (benign ; other). ...Read more
My vaginal lips hurt up to my thighs and it kind of feels like muscle soreness and I don't feel it when im laying down, just when im walking orrunning?
Pelvic exam: Please consult with your GYN. These symptoms require ongoing examination, culture and treatment. ...Read more
The muscle in my upper thigh in left leg feels very tight what could be the reason for this I also have burning pain in my spine with this?
Pain: What does "leg feels tight" mean? Where in ur spine? Too nonspecific...Try again. ...Read more
I have a sore muscle in the front of and side of thigh above my knee with sensitive skin which feels sensitive when my clothes rub/to the cold?
? Shingles: If the symptoms are only on one side of the body and if you had chicken pox as a child, it suggests shingles. If you develop a rash or vesicles on the skin, that would be diagnostic of shingles. It would be prudent to consult a doctor if the symptoms do not subside in a day or so. ...Read more
Should I be worried about delayed onset of muscle soreness after doing squats? I am recovering from a fractured thigh.
Not at all: I commend you for your efforts. As you increase your intensity of therapy, it is normal to have delayed muscle soreness. This should be short lived and respond with a period of rest, nsaid's, and perhaps moist heat. If you have pain with daily activities such as walking, it might indicate too much stress or strain on the fracture site. A day off from exercise should alleviate the muscle pain. ...Read more
I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking. Aches at times when sitting. Any concern of blood clot?
Probably not: Blood clots usually form in the deep vessels of the leg. They can cause pain behind the knee and they often cause leg and ankle swelling. It sounds like you have a muscle strain, not a blood clot. Birth control pills do increase the risk for blood clots so it is important to stay active and not smoke. If you have swelling in one leg/ankle then it is a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more
I do horseback riding and squats. I get pain in my thighs down into my legs, my shoulders, arms, neck, and lower back. How can I ease muscle soreness?
What could have caused my right forearm to feel extremly sore like a torn muscle for no known reason noticed it when I woke up?
Muscles very sore, particularly arms, unrelated to exercise. Lack energy. Tired. What could be reason?
Several possibilitie: Muscle soreness is known as myalgia. This, plus lack of energy, and fatigue could be a virus, which usually resolves in about 3 weeks. Abnormal sleep state, depression could be other causes. There are some muscle disorders such as polymyositis and polymyalgia rheumatica, or some neurologic entities that need be considered if this goes on for more than 3 wks; if so, see your primary care doc. ...Read more
6'3" 152 lbs, waist 28.5 inches. Am fast triathlete, but recently deteriorated. Was not overtraining. Hungry, legs sore. Ck is 500 u/l, ldh high. Why muscle breakdown? Low body fat? Other reason?
Listen to your body: A high ck is a sign of rhabdomyolysis, sometimes to alcohol or dehydration. See a physician who will check for nutrient deficiencies like zinc, toxic exposures, or genetic defects. Rest, eat 6 equal healthy meals with a good carb source at each meal like quinoa or spelt which are both anti-inflammatory, breathe and relax, just walk to improve circulation, and get a good night sleep. ...Read more
Sore muscles and joints but no apparent reason for them. Kidneys hurt a little. Could I just be dehydrated? Or is it something more?
My right shoulder and back and neck feel sore for some reason. Also there feels like a very small muscle twitch at my bottom lip that comes and goes.?
I'm 19 and I keep getting small yellow/brown bruises on my legs for no reason. It started with sore throat, sore muscles, rashes, itchy skin?
Rash: This is concerning if the rash and bruising occured with the infection, you should go see your doctor, sooner than later. ...Read more
See your doctor: It can be many things. It might not be a muscle. Sometimes it can be fat tissue or lipomas. If there is tenderness, you should check it out. It is hard to say without looking at it. ...Read more
From what?: Local muscle pain could be as benign as a strain from stretching, overuse or injury, inluding from exercise. Occasionally it could be a sign of nutritional deficiency (potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc.). For minor muscle aches, heat, massage and otc analgesics are usually helpful. ...Read more
I hit my leg the other day. Now there is a bump and its tender. No bruise tho. Did I damage the thigh muscle?
Hematoma: A hematoma is a collection of blood, usually clotted, outside of a blood vessel that may occur because of an injury to the wall of a blood vessel allowing blood to leak out into tissues where it does not belong. Sometimes your will see a bruise, other times not. Most hematomas can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice). They will gradually resolve over time on their own. ...Read more
I am 27 weeks preg. My thigh muscle has been jumping all day and now a big blue bruise has developed on that area and it is very tender. What do I do?
Please go: Please see your doctor asap to discuss treatment options. This could be very serious. ...Read more
Outer thigh pain, numbness, tingling, burning. Tender to touch. Pull in muscle at beginning of year, deep laceration up the thigh when younger.
How to treat aching muscles on my thigh. Muscles along my right thigh have been bit numb and aching since I have given birth vaginally to my son, abou?
Meralgia paresthetic: A correct answer would require a lot more history about you and how long you have been suffering this problem. The area you describe might or might not be "meralgia paresthetica", caused by pinching the nerve that flows under the groin tendon. It is compressed during pregancy (and in men with big bellies). Treatment is first decreasing the size of the belly--which you have done! Congratulations! ...Read more
Muscle spasms (severe), twitching, aching esp. In upper body, aching thighs, heavy feet, ringing ears worsened by poor sleep or physical stress. Help!
Muscle pain: See your doctor to discuss these issues further. It is possible you may have Fibromyalgia Syndrome, which is a sleep disorder. Your doctor should have an information sheet on this disorder. Read it and highlight the S& S that you have. If you find yourself highlighting most of it, then you have it. It is treatable with exercise and better sleep. ...Read more
Is muscle soreness in upper arms and upper thighs a part of spinal stenosis? I am not having much joint pain. 63 years of age female good health active very good range of motion stiffness after sitting
Common symptoms of spinal stenosis
leg pain with walking can be caused by either arterial circulatory insufficiency or from spinal stenosis. Leg pain from either condition will go away with rest, but with spinal stenosis the patient usually has to sit down for a few minutes to ease the leg and often low back pain, whereas leg pain from vascular claudication will go away if the patient simply stops walking.
Although occasionally the leg pain and stenosis symptoms will come on suddenly, they generally develop over the course of several years. The longer a patient with spinal stenosis stands or walks, the worse the leg pain will get.
Flexing forward or sitting will open up the spinal canal and relieve the leg pain and other symptoms, but they recur if the patient gets back into an upright posture. Numbness and tingling can accompany the pain, but true weakness is a rare symptom of spinal stenosis. An older person leaning over the handle of their shopping cart while making short stumbling steps often has spinal stenosis.
Muscle soreness in upper arms could be due to cervical stenosis but there are other reasons as well, like electrolyte imbalance, side effects of medications and myopathy. Recommend seeing a specialist for final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Leg pain: Need much more information e.g. Age, activity, work, athletics, male or female, pregnant, injury etc. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more