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Crankin2011-08-30 05:13:08 +0000 #1
OK wise women of TE, I need help in identifying which muscle I have aggravated.

This started hurting, a dull ache, soreness near the end of a ride this morning, after I had stopped for a coffee break. I didn't feel anything pull, or have any searing type pain. The ride was not a difficult one, just a normal one for me. I haven't been riding more than usual, although I did a lot of climbing Sunday and Tuesday I rode at 5 AM and did some climbing when I may not have been warmed up.

The pain is on the inside of my thigh, about 2 inches above the knee. It is exactly on the side of my leg, not on the hamstring or quad, and it goes in a straight line, in a circular area. At the top of the painful area, it heads a little toward the back, but not much.

My cycling tour to the Finger Lakes starts Sunday. Help!
indysteel2011-08-30 05:25:48 +0000 #2
Crankin, I have no idea what is is, but I know how I'd probably just ice and elevate it. I'd probably take a few doses of NSAIDs, too. Hopefully, it's just some short-lived muscle inflammation or minor tear.
OakLeaf2011-08-30 05:39:50 +0000 #3
I'd guess gracilis? I usually do best figuring things out by looking at anatomy charts and poking my fingers around until I can identify each muscle (or bone, or whatever is ailing me).

This: help?

Whatever it is, hope it heals quickly.



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