muscle and joint pain

previous topic · next topic
shmiller

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 504

      quote  
Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 06:41
So I've been training pretty hard for a 5 mile road race in two weeks, but not any harder than I have in the past for half-marathons and such. (P.S. I don't add exercise to my fatsecret calendar as I think the estimates are way to high for everything, so I record no exercise and call that bonus.)

I'm finding, though, that I'm having a lot more pain than I'm accustomed to, and I'm not sure why. Joint pain more than muscle pain, but both. At first, I thought it was from a cold I've been fighting, but it's not going away.

Anyone else experience this? Someone suggested maybe I need more potassium, but when I was potassium deficient when I was pregnant I was getting leg cramps like crazy and that's not happening now.

Any ideas welcome. I'm getting desperate. The race is in two weeks and it's getting hard to walk, much less run 5 miles three times a week in addition to my regular workouts.
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
jhttfn

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 19

      quote  
Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 14:23
I was going to jokingly say "Stop getting older", but "...it's getting hard to walk..." is a blinking red light that you need to go to a doctor. This could be anything from no problem at all to arthritis to lupus.
shmiller

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 504

      quote  
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 07:41
Yikes. Hadn't thought of anything so serious. You're probably right. I was hoping I could just eat more bananas.
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Supplements
I've been using Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar for years. It is acquired taste but it quenches thirst better than plain water and is obviously healthier than soda. Read all weightloss and health ...
by Ingria on 23 May 15 10:54 AM
Looking for buddies
Hello all! I just joined this community yesterday and looking for buddies. I'm someone who really enjoys cooking and baking so looking for some cool new light and healthy recipes to try. Trying to ...
by Nic Green on 23 May 15 04:50 AM
Addicted to Coffee with creamer every morning!
My dietitian started me using Fat Free Half and Half. One tablespoon is 20 calories and it is delicious! Good luck with you pursuits! Cheers, B. T. Pipe
by B T Pipe on 22 May 15 08:11 PM
Body Fat Percentages
Below is from new-fitness.com. Sorry for the jumbled look, fatsecret removes all my spacing and formatting when posting this. ------------------------------... Many people desire a "rating syste ...
by jmb3450 on 22 May 15 01:39 PM
So far i was good this week
Saige18 way to go on the self control...we all know that free food is hard to resist, especially yummy stuff... so give yourself a huge pat on the back. So many of us struggle with weekends but it can ...
by LowCarbFemmeFit on 22 May 15 01:15 PM