Pain after races

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  • #7032

    dan
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    hi , I want to know how can I relief the pain that I have in the legs the day after a race, what can I do so that the pain goes away as soon as possible??
    thanks

  • #24617

    Ryan
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    Well, the first things you can do are immediately following the race. Always do some sort of cooldown, ideally with some light running and/or walking and possibly including some stretching if you normally stretch.

    Massage, even self-massage, can also help as can ice or a cold bath. An easy run the day after the race will often also help by getting the blood flowing to the muscles. Some people take anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen (Advil), but I'm not convinced they do a whole lot for you unless you're taking them at levels that you should only be doing under a doctor's supervision.

    Just some ideas off the top of my head, I'm sure others will offer more ideas.

  • #24618

    LadyFlash
    Member

    After you stretch and do a cool down, you can go home and take a bath with some epson salt in the water.  Epson salt will help reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.

  • #24619

    r-at-work
    Member

    don't forget to re-hydrate & start to refuel within a half hour of the end of the race… and what the others have said…

  • #24620

    SBSpartan
    Member

    I am going to be repeating people, but it is really important to refuel as soon as you can after the race.  Also do some stretching and walk around a bit.  After a long race be sure to at least get up the next day and go for a walk.  If you can manage a light jog do that.

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