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Started jogging again, but should I?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Recently I stopped jogging on the treadmill because it appeared as though I had pulled something on the front of my thigh. I stopped completely and rested my leg for nearly a week, Last week, I got back on the treadmill and kept at a moderate walking pace, leg still hurt. Today went back to week one day one of the c25k program, and within the first 5 minutes, my leg began to hurt again, I went ahead and pushed through the pain and stretched afterwards but the pain has been there all day. It doesn't hurt to the point where I need to take anything, it doesn't hurt when I am not moving, so I am wondering if more rest is the best solution or should I continue to jog at a slower pace and just ignore the pain in my leg?
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    Sorry to hear your leg is not feeling any better. I'd agree with everyone else....it sounds like you still need a little more time off of it. Feel better soon!
    3815 days ago
    You really shouldn't ignore pain. Slight muscle soreness is one thing, but if it's actually hurting WHEN you run, it's probably more than that. Hopefully a few days of rest, some ice, and massage will have you back to normal. If not, it may be worth heading to the doctor to make sure everything's OK. Good luck and try not to be too discouraged about this road block. I know how hard it is to start something and have external forces keep you from staying on track :(
    3817 days ago
    Hey, not a jogger myself, but sounds like CATHY has a good suggestion. What about massage for it to see if you can pin-point the pain? Gorgeous pics of Chicago. Really nice.

    Feel better!
    3817 days ago
    Do not ignore the pain in your leg. Sounds like you may have pulled something. Try ice and Aleve.
    3817 days ago
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