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Muscle tension, quads and hip flexors getting sore

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I have problems with muscle tension. It's part of the cause (the other being overuse) of chronic tendinitis in my hands and muscle pain in my forearms.

 

As far as alpine skiing, my quads and hip flexors get some pain and soreness afterwards. In the past it has been because of being in the backseat, but recently I started pulling the inside foot back, and that seems to be enough to cause soreness in my quads. I don't do cross-country skiing very often, but I did last weekend, and even five days later, my hip flexors are still a little sore.

 

So I don't know if the muscle tension is to blame, or if it's just conditioning. I've skied every weekend this season, I walk quite a lot during the week, and I also stretch my quads and hip flexors every morning, holding for about 15 seconds.

 

What's the deal with compression clothing? Would that do anything?

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I'm not an OT, PT, or exercise guru, but are you at all overweight? 

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I'm not an OT, PT, or exercise guru, but are you at all overweight? 


Not at all. Even a bit under. 5'7" 135lb.

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No medical background but I've been in my body a long time.

I've been dealing with muscle tension in my neck and shoulders for way too long. I use massage, meditation, TENS, and yoga. Not necessarily in that order. Seems to help quite a bit.

With regards to hip flexors, I have found when I make a change in my skiing stance, some muscle comes into play at a different rate. If you're a weekend warrior (I am too) you're probably going to feel it when you make a change.

Stretching is not conditioning and I think you should be doing both. That is why I like yoga; lots of stretching with a little conditioning.

If you don't do something often and then do a bit of it, you are going to feel it.

I'm not s big fan of pulling the inside foot back. It works and can help but you are doing it (or at least I was) because you are more aft than you should be. Try extending sooner and not turning until you are in a position like when you pull your foot back but without pulling it back.

Ken
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