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Leg/Lower back/Knee pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 30, 2009
  • 11:42 PM

Hi! For about five months now, I've been experiencing muscular pain in my legs and lower back. It's worst in the morning and on the bus ride to and from school (I'm 17, and female), and also after physical activity. Recently the pain has escalated, and when I walk up and down stairs I get a sharp pain in my knees.

I went to the doctor and they did several blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis because of a family history of it, but those came back negative.

I haven't injured myself that I know of, but about seven months ago I started Tae Kwon Do, and shortly after that schedule went from 1 hour once a week to 2-3 times a week for 2 1/2 hours, the pain started worsening.

I know the two are most likely related, but how and why? I'd like to continue doing TKD, but not if its going to cause pain like this. The doctor prescribed Naproxen for pain management, and told me not to do any strenuous activity. I go back in a month to see how things are then.

If there's anything I've left out, let me know and I'll put it up, I'm very new to all this!

Thank you for your time.

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  • Hi! For about five months now, I've been experiencing muscular pain in my legs and lower back. It's worst in the morning and on the bus ride to and from school (I'm 17, and female), and also after physical activity. Recently the pain has escalated, and when I walk up and down stairs I get a sharp pain in my knees. I went to the doctor and they did several blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis because of a family history of it, but those came back negative. I haven't injured myself that I know of, but about seven months ago I started Tae Kwon Do, and shortly after that schedule went from 1 hour once a week to 2-3 times a week for 2 1/2 hours, the pain started worsening. I know the two are most likely related, but how and why? I'd like to continue doing TKD, but not if its going to cause pain like this. The doctor prescribed Naproxen for pain management, and told me not to do any strenuous activity. I go back in a month to see how things are then. If there's anything I've left out, let me know and I'll put it up, I'm very new to all this!Thank you for your time.As well as being a practising chiropractor I also have been practising martial arts for 10 years. It sounds to me as if you stepped up your training schedule too quickly. A jump from 1 hour once a week to 2-3 times a week for 2.5 for hours is quite a jump in training, even more so for an impact exercise and if you were not doing any other exercise prior.A period rest of for your muscles and joints should be followed by a graduated increase in training. You should also try and mix your exercise - continue with TKD but perhaps once a week miss a session and swim, work on core strength or do gym work for example - this will change the stresses on your body and help your TKD too.
    BrightonChiro 1 Replies
    • January 8, 2010
    • 01:23 PM
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