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alisonx
alisonxGraduate

Hi - am hoping some of you seasoned runners can help me out here. On Tuesday night i was abruptly woken from my slumber with horrendous cramp in my right thigh - inner muscle - the abductor? - any way all seemed fine, i did my run on Wednesday morning, etc. But last night during my yoga stretch i could not lunge forwards - it really hurt, and if i try to squeeze my thighs together tight i can feel it.

Do i need to stop and let it recover or is it just overstretched and fine to run on? I did not go out this am - because i don't want to risk an injury...

Any advise would be greatly appreciated - thanks

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JoP61
JoP61Graduate

Ouch! Sounds painful. I don't really know anything about thigh injuries. I just know that when my knees were painful I stopped running for a week to let them mend, which was the best thing I could have done. Good luck and I hope you mend soon. 😀

alisonx
alisonxGraduate in reply to JoP61

thank you

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Most of us here are not medically qualified, so we are wary about giving specific advice. Resting up, but gently stretching a few times each day might help. Remember a stretch on cold muscles needs to be gentle. Your muscles are much more supple and pliable when warm, immediately after a run, which is the best time to stretch.

If it persists, get it checked by a GP or physio.

The guide to the plan gives basic advice about injury healthunlocked.com/couchto5... but you may be better off going to a sports injury site for advice.

alisonx
alisonxGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks IannodaTruffe much appreciated

Tbae
Tbae in reply to alisonx

Yes take Mentor’s advise.

Cramps awful.🙈 But as an immediate relief perhaps, and only that,🙈🤔 if you google, most are saying importance of good hydration and also take water to bed with you .🤔

And strangely at the onset try and stand on a cold tiled bathroom floor.It seems to make it pass off more quickly. 🤔

These are only temporary releliefs possibly.🤔Not a cure so get checked out as suggested.🌟👏👏

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Take the sound advice of IannodaTruffe ...

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