Looking for tips for thigh pain and running? Many people who suffer thigh pain while they are running have suffered a groin pull. In most cases, a groin pull is the result of too much running or physical activity. Below you will find tips for dealing with thigh pain and running.
Things you'll need:
- Advice from a physician
- Visit a Doctor If you are experiencing thigh pain while you are running, you should visit your primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon. While the likely cause of your thigh pain is a groin pull, it is always best to be examined by a medical professional so that you can receive a proper diagnosis. If you self-diagnose yourself as having a groin pull but you actually have something else going on, you may continue to aggravate the pain you are experiencing.
- Rest You may not want to hear this, but if you have indeed suffered a groin pull that is causing thigh pain while you are running, you need to rest. Generally speaking, it is best that you take a week or so off from running. Rest will give your thigh muscles a chance to heal.
- Stretching You should not attempt to perform any stretching until your pain has completely gone away. Once your thigh pain is gone, you can begin performing a groin stretch. It is also recommended that you strengthen your thigh muscles so that you prevent a groin pull from occurring in the future. A good exercise that you can do to strength your thigh muscles is an inside leg raise.
- Once you are pain free and you have started a stretching regime, gradually get yourself back into running. You don't want to go out and run five miles on your first day back.