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Quad trouble - advice? (Read 43 times)

    I ran easy last night, my first run after this weekend's marathon (so I had 2 full recovery days after the race). I was going nice and slow thanks to my blister on my right big toe that opened up, but I think I was overcompensating on my left side. Then I played volleyball and was squatting the whole time.  In our first game, I felt a twinge in my left thigh. It wasn't too bad while playing, but then got worse later on. This morning it hurts a good bit,  walking downstairs especially. It's right in the center of my thigh between my hips and knee, but off to the outer edge of the leg a litte bit.

     

    All my research online (and in the regular forums here) tells me it may be a Grade 1 quad strain.  I'm planning on resting, foam rolling, and icing tonight, and for the next couple days if needed.  I've never had any quad problems before this. Anyone here have quad issues/advice?

     

    Edited to Add:  I have my goal race (50k) on May 26.

    My Blog:  trailsandcocktails.com

    I Run for Oiselle

     

    3/2/14:  NERRC Winter 10k 

    3/30/14: Love Run 13.1

    4/5/14: Tyler Trail 10k

    4/13/14: Healthy Trails 5k

    5/4/14: Broad Street Run 10M

    5/9/14: Ragnar Relay Cape Cod

    5/18/14: Dirty German 25k

    Brian Runner


      "resting, foam rolling, and icing"

       

       

      That should do the trick.


      Ultra Cowboy

        I think you are on the right track.  I'd imagine as you loosen up through the day it should feel better.  Could be some referred IT pain as well.  be sure to massage the hip area and see if that takes out some of the OW  for ya...

         

        You are young...You will heal.

        Looking for a reason to run...


        Refurbished Hip


          You are young...You will heal.

           

          Could you tell that to my groin, please?

           

          T&C, take some time to rest now, opposed to making it worse and then having to take real time off.  You're doing all the right things right now.

          XtremeTaper


            Hey trails n' cocktails... you just ran a trail marathon. It could just be a case of "marathon quads". Rest up some maybe?

            Trapped in the night, moving alone, caught in a world of glass and stone...

            Down to skin and bone.

             

            AT-runner


              Volleyball is not on list that goes with rest.

               

              Rest, Ice, Massage (foam roller) and Avoid Stretching for a few days (unless it's after an easy run).


              Ultra Cowboy

                 

                Could you tell that to my groin, please? 

                 

                T&C, take some time to rest now, opposed to making it worse and then having to take real time off.  You're doing all the right things right now.

                 

                Mandy, I didn't know that we knew each other that well!  ;-D   I'll lighten up on the eye contact...

                 

                I'm sorry if I came off all "Rub some dirt on it." .  I was referring to the mental dread of "what if I am injured?" Low key active recovery sounds like it won't hurt you.  After all you played volleyball, after a recovery run.  You must feel pretty good overall..

                Looking for a reason to run...

                FTYC


                Faster Than Your Couch!

                  I usually don't do much with muscle injuries, just massage them gently with my hands for a minute or so several times a day, apply some heat (hot water bottle or a hot pack), perhaps use some capsacin ointment (makes the spot hot). I do my normal runs, but not too hard. That's old school.

                   

                  New school is what you are doing, ice, roll, rest.

                   

                  I think either way works, so doing what feels best to you is probably best for you. The confidence of "knowing you are treating it right" probably makes it heal a bit faster. Wink

                  Run for fun.

                    Hey trails n' cocktails... you just ran a trail marathon. It could just be a case of "marathon quads". Rest up some maybe?

                     

                    It's sharper than normal post-race quad pain (and only one side.) I know the race does have a lot to do with it though...plus favoring my left side on my run on Tuesday (due to blister on right foot) and then tweaking it during volleyball. I took off today and will be resting tomorrow as well.

                     

                    Usually our volleyball games are not that intense....but last night was semi-finals so obviously I went all out Roll eyes

                     

                    Thanks for the tips, y'all.

                    My Blog:  trailsandcocktails.com

                    I Run for Oiselle

                     

                    3/2/14:  NERRC Winter 10k 

                    3/30/14: Love Run 13.1

                    4/5/14: Tyler Trail 10k

                    4/13/14: Healthy Trails 5k

                    5/4/14: Broad Street Run 10M

                    5/9/14: Ragnar Relay Cape Cod

                    5/18/14: Dirty German 25k

                    runfastandie


                      I have the same thing.  I don't have stairs in my world but when i sit on the toilet it hurts every.single.time.  It truly sucks. PT says 16 weeks. I go in again tomorrow and am hoping to get some stim on there.   I'll let you know if she has any miraculous trick other than ice and roll.

                      Andie