No pain no gain?
June 29, 2011 9:40 AM Subscribe
I hurt the backs of my thighs (my sciatic nerve? maybe?) in yoga class on Monday. Should I go back tonight?
posted by AmandaA to sports, hobbies, & recreation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Going from sitting to standing hurts, walking hurts, taking long strides especially hurts. It hurts to stretch my legs, but then I feel somewhat better for a few minutes. Then it goes back to hurting. The problem is likely that I over-stretched while I reached for my toes (you'd think after nearly a year of this I'd be better at touching my toes. Alas).
Should I go to my yoga class tonight? I don't want to exacerbate the pain, but if stretching helps, will yoga help? I'm not terribly athletic and have avoided sports at all costs for many years, so I'm not really up on sports medicine.