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    Posted by azriel on March 25, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Ok i have a stretching question. I noticed a while back while stretching my legs, that my left inner thigh hurt while stretching it. I thought it would eventually go away, but it didn’t, and it’s preventing me from being able to get a good stretch.
    It’s not the typical stretching discomfort/pain- i don’t feel this in my other thigh or any other body part at all! It feels kind of like there’s a "knot" there, which can’t be stretched, and when the muscle around that area is being stretched it hurts, and just can’t expand.. that’s the best way i can describe it.
    Again, it’s not an overstretching type of pain. I’ve tried massaging it a bit, but i’m not sure how, and its so hard to pinpoint the exact spot!
    Does anyone know what this is and if there’s anything i can do about it? Do you think a masseuse would know how to help? Any advice would be so appreciated!

    SaschaPoles replied 15 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • branquinha

    March 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm


    I have something similar (the back of my thigh, though), but it’s because I had a bad injury – a massive tear on my hamstring that left me unable to do stuff for a while. Even though I treated it, did physio, and massaged the knot (that is scartissue formed in the healing process that is not as flexible as other soft tissue), some of it still remained.

    So, have you pulled something? If it is a recent injury, by all means get it treated and massage it a lot because it will help to dissolve the knot and allow you to regain (most) of your flexibility!

    best wishes.

  • DeaconJungleCatPoles

    March 25, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I’m no anatomy expert but it sounds like a torn muscle to me. If you really feel that you need to go get it checked out then by all means please do! I also tore my hamstrings a while back and I remembered that it took a long long time to heal. And it does take longer for scar tissue to learn to stretch than regular muscle. You can go to a masseuse/physical therapist if you like but he is pretty much going to do the same thing you do yourself. I think by doing pole fitness and exercising regularly, you are doing the best thing for it. But if you feel a therapists structure would be better, then please pursue that. If you decide to handle it on your own, just take it more easy on the injured side. As it heals more you will feel less and less pain and your flexibility will increase in the affected area. My doctor says to treat all of the injuries on our bodies like babies. Just like babies, if you nurture them, massage them, show them love and SPECIAL ATTENTION, they will heal/grow/mature faster. If we neglect them…well you know the rest I hope that helps you out some love. Sorry to hear about your pains!

    Jungle Cat

  • azriel

    March 27, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Thank you both so much for your empathy and advice! i will definately look into getting it treated and i will give it "special attention and nurturance" !! i started massaging it more after reading your replies, and i can honestly say that it’s begun to feel a little bit better.. thanks again, luv you guys!!

  • SaschaPoles

    March 29, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    azriel! what’s happening to you my poor friend!?!?!? first your arm, now your poor little leg!! im so sorry honey! i wish i could fly out there and bring you some hot chocolate and a good movie and we could gossip the night away or something to make you feel better. i dont really have any good advice but i do hope you feel better soon!

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