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strained sartorius? how'd THAT happen?

Biciclista2011-10-18 09:13:12 +0000 #1
The sartorius muscle starts at the outside of your thigh and with a graceful s curve ends up on the inside of your knee.



according to Livestrong foundation, strains and sprains of sartorius muscles are often found in runners and skiers.

So how did I hurt mine? any other cyclists ever do that? It's healing well but it was the strangest thing, i could trace the whole muscle out for the first time in my life because it was so ouchy..

The ride I hurt it on was almost completely flat and i spun gently up the only hill because by then my legs were already sore.
redrhodie2011-10-18 09:26:20 +0000 #2
I don't know about that particular muscle, but my guess is (from personal experience) that we're more likely to have weird injuries when life is stressful. I think you're probably more tense right now than you've ever been. I hope it gets better fast! Take it easy, and maybe get a massage. I recently pulled a muscle while I was sleeping (definitely stressed), and massage really helped.
NbyNW2011-10-18 09:34:12 +0000 #3
I agree with Red, stress could be a factor.

Do you have a regular MT that you like? If not I can give you a referral, mine works on a lot of cyclists. He has also been talking to me about using breathing to release stress and muscle tension and suggested I check out a group breathing practice. I was thinking I might give it a try, if I can manage it in my schedule.
Catrin2011-10-18 09:26:12 +0000 #4
I had problems with my sartorious last year when I had all my overuse injuries. I've also noted that it tends to still bother me when I am using SPD pedals...which presents a problem for spinning class
Biciclista2011-10-18 10:06:52 +0000 #5
red and NbyNW, yes, you're right. VERY stressful times.

What is an MT?

thank you Catrin, glad I am not the only one. My leg is almost better, I just had to quit riding a few days.
NbyNW2011-10-18 09:45:09 +0000 #6
sorry. Massage Therapist.

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