My quad injury will not go away. May 22, 2017 19:13:00 GMT -6
Post by atiben on May 22, 2017 19:13:00 GMT -6
I have had this injury for ten months now, and it’s starting to really concern me. So far I have seen a two chiropractors, an acupuncturist, physical therapists, and a physiatrist, and I still don't know what is causing the problem. I’m experiencing dull, fatiguing pains in both quadriceps from the just above my knee to the center of my thigh. I feel the pain all the time, and it increases drastically when I exercise, and feels more like a burning pain. I’m eighteen years old and competitive long distance runner. The pain started after a summer running camp in the mountains, just a day after I got back. There was no specific time that I jolted or tripped or anything, I just tried running and the pain was there. I have had MRI’s of my back, hips, and legs and I checked out to be normal. No nerve issues can be seen. Massages and acupuncture needles make my quads feel better, but only temporarily. Usually by the next day of treatment it’s back to it’s normal pain. I have been doing treatment for 3 months now and it has not made a lasting change at all. It hasn’t changed at all ever since I first had it, I just can’t get it to resolve. When running, the pain is dramatically increased when going uphill. On downhills, pain is relieved, mostly. Walking up the stairs is also very painful, usually by the last step my thighs are burning a lot. Going up the stairs forwards or backwards makes no change in pain. Stretching and rolling out my quads make no difference either, my flexibility does not seem to make it any different. I am fully capable of doing any exercise I want to, it just hurts to do so. I have normal range of motion and the injury is not worse upon touch. This injury is really starting to scare me now because I don’t want it to interfere with my college running career. I have already missed a year of competing. If you have any ideas or questions let me know, anything is appreciated. Thanks.