What could be causing my constantly sore and tight legs?
October 22, 2013 1:12 PM Subscribe
Fitness (I think?)-Filter: for the last couple of years, I very frequently find my legs (both thigh and calves) sore and tight enough it's distracting. I started doing yoga, and that helped tremendously. But sometimes even that is not enough, and I am more interested in knowing what could be causing the sore legs?
I don't really ever go to the gym, but I bike everywhere, walk a lot, and sit on my butt all day (I am a desk job person). The soreness gets worse when I am stressed out or when I am PMSing.
posted by redwaterman to health & fitness (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am a 29-year-old, short woman. As it is I already have stubby short legs, so it feels awful when they are sore, tight, and I suspect a little swollen.
About four years ago I had a bout of sciatica pain in my left leg, which was remedied after I bought a real bed (I was sleeping on air mattresses at that time). I think the tight leg thing started shortly after. Yoga helps, messages not really. Calves are especially bad. I only wear comfortable shoes.