Two and a half weeks ago, I tripped and fell (with maximum drama and embarrassment) at work. I landed on the bottom of my knee (beneath the knee cap) and shin with great force onto a hard surface, concrete covered with berber carpet.
It's still developing new and odd bruising (details within) and is still remarkably uncomfortable. The skin and knee bones don't hurt, but the soft tissue is very ouchy. Is this a "deep bruises take time to heal" thing or a "Martha, get your bruised self to the doctor" thing? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha
on Apr 4, 2014 -
I am rehabbing my hamstring from injury and after a hard day of rehab I am sore for about 4 days after. What steps can I take (before or after working out) to lessen the intensity and or duration of DOMS? And scientific data to back it up? I do ice baths immediately after exercise, and I re hydrate as much as possible during and after workout. I have a foam roller, I don't use it because any evidence of it helping has been anecdotal. Will it help? How about a lacrosse ball? Thanks.
posted by crawltopslow
on Jan 12, 2014 -
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. [more inside]
posted by redwaterman
on Oct 22, 2013 -
Has anyone battled with recurrent canker sores in the mouth? They hurt like crazy and I get them sometimes as often as 2 times in a month. I discussed with the dentist and general doctor but I don't think they have a cure to stop getting them other than ease the pain when you do get them. What is your experience?
posted by barexamfreak
on Oct 7, 2013 -
I have just ramped up my exercise a little, adding some intermittent jogging to my long walks (I'm every other day, or every third day). It has been several years since I did any sort of running more than an occasional dash to catch the bus, and my quadriceps are sore
. Searching online, I have found advice that ranges from "do not do any more exercise until your muscles are no longer sore" to "power through no matter what!" MeFi, what should I do to mitigate muscle soreness and keep myself in good shape so I can keep exercising?
posted by ocherdraco
on Aug 1, 2013 -
I took an integral yoga class last night. Today, I am sore and achy -- I feel as bad as I did after taking my first boot camp aerobics class (which combined aerobics and weights and was super hard). I expected the kind of soreness you get when you've stretched a bit too much, or maybe the kind when you've walked further than usual, and your muscles feel open and a bit tired and maybe certain movements twinge a bit. Instead, I have a lot of deep muscle soreness, like I've been moving lots of heavy boxes, and I'm incredibly tired and headachy. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk
on Jul 31, 2013 -
Over the past four or five months I've had pain and stiffness in my thumbs. It started in my right thumb (I'm right handed) and then I noticed it in my left as well. It now seems to be worse in my left - my left thumb hurts a bit more than my right and I can't bend it quite as far.
What is likely to be causing this? [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising
on Jul 1, 2013 -
I broke a metatarsal in my foot last September, and (without a follow-up X-ray, which I really should do at some point), it seems better. My heel
, however, hurts like the dickens. What's up, foot? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Apr 17, 2013 -
I'm not a mom, pregnant, nursing, or a runner, but I do have chronic eczema. My nipples are raw, painful, crusty, oozing messes and they have been for months now. I can't be the only one who has gone through this. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing
on Jun 14, 2012 -
Thirty-something woman with no history experiencing sudden-onset arthritis due to change in geography/altitude/climate? Details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by petitemom
on Jun 9, 2012 -
Both my partner and I are competitive and we are fairly bad winners/losers. This is inconvenient because we both really like playing boardgames together... help. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on Apr 18, 2012 -
Will memory foam padding on a flat IKEA mattress would give me a better sleep and will folding it up every day ruin the padding? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome
on Apr 17, 2012 -
Sore neck, shoulder and arm from slouching in front of my computer. Any tips on making myself feel better? [more inside]
posted by vanitas
on Aug 25, 2011 -
So I have been having this certain situation on and off for 8 years now. But lately, started last year, it looks like there's additional other discomfort added in my body. I am talking about my throat. I have this discomfort wherein I always feel the need to remove something from my throat, like phlegm or something. It's not actually painful, it's just annoying. And when I do so, sometimes there's some phlegm that comes out and sometimes, none at all. The phlegm that's coming out is also thicker and stickier than the normal ones we have when we are coughing or something. Right now, my neck is itchy also (as well as below my eyes) and like I said, it's uncomfortable because I feel as if there's something in my throat. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg
on Mar 29, 2011 -
I wake up feeling achy and sore, and can't figure out why. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by gadha
on Feb 11, 2011 -
Every evening, a couple of hours before I usually go to bed, the joints in my feet, legs, and knuckles seem to stiffen up and need to be stretched and cracked constantly. What's going on, and how do I prevent it? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long
on Oct 6, 2010 -
Are people who work out regularly sore all the time? Or does that pass?
posted by smackfu
on Sep 20, 2010 -
After a period of inactivity, my muscles ache for a lot longer than they used to while doing bootcamp like activities. Also, I'm getting old. How long do you feel sore after you do intense exercise? [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Jul 13, 2010 -
Are most cats willing to stand up on their back legs for treats they love, if they're also willing to "sit up"? If this one doesn't, is that grounds to worry about his joints? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Apr 25, 2010 -
What is happening with my arm? Suddenly the bicep feels really tight and is sensitive and painful to touch. [more inside]
posted by molecicco
on Oct 11, 2009 -
My mom has been in constant pain for the past two months (likely from a virus). I'm hoping someone may have a suggestion to help her get back to a normal life. Details to follow... [more inside]
posted by Kippersoft
on Oct 4, 2009 -
Canker Sores: Can a doctor do anything or prescribe anything that will treat or limit the duration of a canker sore better than what I'm doing on my own? [more inside]
posted by palliser
on Sep 10, 2009 -
I get a sore butt whenever I go on vacation or a long day trip. Help me prevent this pain in the ass! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 29, 2009 -
My cat has some sort of sore that's discharging a clear pus, and the vet can't see us until Wednesday. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint
on Dec 3, 2007 -
i often get soreness at the back of my knee, almost every day. what do i do? [more inside]
posted by edtut
on Aug 22, 2007 -
Neck Problems: Best ways for a young guy to take care of what are becoming chronic neck problems? Stretches, massages, supports, new pillows, etc? Surely some of you computer folks have had issues similar to mine.
posted by adamk
on Nov 13, 2005 -
In virtually any chair, couch, car seat, etc., my buttocks gets sore, but only on the right side. This has been getting worse for 30 years (I am 60). My doctor was not helpful: "use a better pad".
I had to give up my recumbent bike--can't easily stand or squirm to relieve the pain/numbness. Does anyone know what might be the cause and treatment of this?
posted by willingp
on Nov 12, 2005 -
Sore throat. Uh-oh. My throat started getting sore yesterday around 3. Professionally, I need to be able to speak for the next three days (as I'm instructing a class all day long.) I already drink *tons* of water when I speak. What other things can I do?
posted by filmgeek
on Dec 1, 2004 -