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Muscle strain - April 5th 2010, 06:37 PM

I went to an audition for a musical yesterday and ended up doing an unexpected 2.5/3 hr dance session. I gave my all, 'cause I really want a good part, but today my muscles are so painful - if I sit down for more than about 15 mins my legs seize up and I struggle to lock my knees when I walk. I know I've overdone it, but is there any way to ease the strain?



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Re: Muscle strain - April 5th 2010, 09:58 PM

Hey.

If the pain is significant, I would advise you to see a doctor as soon as possible, or go to an emergency room. Muscle strains can be very serious, but I don't think it is, so I do not mean to scare you.

An important thing to note is, that applying heat can furthermore injure your muscle. Apply ice, not directly (put a towel or something between you and the ice), and when your muscles start feeling better and swelling reduces, add heat. I also suggest taking ibuprofen. Rest as much as possible, try to reduce strenuous activity, use ice (often), and if possible, use an Ace band/brace or something alike. Also, make sure to elevate your leg, if possible. Once your muscles are healed, I suggest stretching everyday, if you do not do so already. It is good for your body and prevents things like that from happening. Like I said earlier, since you are the only one that can feel your pain, if it really bothers you, see a doctor or go into the emergency room.

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Re: Muscle strain - April 6th 2010, 04:41 AM

Strain = minor to medium | Sprain = medium to major (just remember sprain has a "p" for pain).

Sounds like you overworked yourself, take some nsaids such as ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and alternate hot/cold. Increase your electrolyte intake and fluid intake and stretch every morning and evening or after extended periods of standing/sitting.

There is no need to worry or visit and ER unless you get a "burning knife or searing flesh" feeling. If it is just aches, you'll do just fine.
   
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