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Do you all know where the buthigh is? It is the aka the "border" area...the nice little area where your thigh meets your butt.<br><br>
Anyways, my buthigh started to hurt a bit towards the end of my 100 mile ride on Sunday (the last 20 miles were a steady incline into the wind). I wasn't too worried about it, figuring it would go away. I went to spin class last night even though I shouldn't have (I was in a terrible mood and working out was going to be the only thing to fix it). Well, today the buthigh hurts a little worse.<br><br>
I'm assuming I've overexerted my hamstring a bit, but am very unfamiliar with muscle injuries. I haven't tried running yet, but I don't think it is going to bother it too much. Going up stairs hurts a bit and cycling hurts a bit.<br><br>
Any ideas on how to make it a bit happier? Do you use ice or heat on a few day old muscle injuries? I've taken some aleve and ibuprofen (more for my lovely sunburn, but that is another story). It doesn't really bother me to walk or do normal things, seems like I notice it the most when I put my knee on my bed to get in bed (if that makes any sense).
 

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This area always hurts on me after a long ride (long for me is only 50 miles!!), and it usually goes away after a couple of days. I always thought it was just a "bruise-like" soreness. But, the fact that it hurts when you go up stairs, that definitely indicates a tendon or something (probably your hamstring).<br><br>
Maybe try some hamstring stretches AFTER warming it up (I'm sure you know this, but just making sure!).<br><br>
My PT tells me to warm the area (hot tub,bath, or walk - something to warm up the muscle), then stretch or massage or whatever I am going to do, and then ice it. You might try using The Stick or a foam roller, too.<br><br>
Hope this helps - I am not too familiar with this type of injury.
 

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I don't have any specific ideas other than rest, NSAID's, and ice. I am, though, interested in hearing LRR's thoughts on "Any ideas on how to make it a bit happier?"
 

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Hey kc - I know someone who's battling the same type of injury right now who posts here elsewhere here on KR. If that area continues to be an issue for you, you can PM me and I can relay you her name - I'm sure she'd be glad to lend whatever advice and knowledge she can.
 

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I had something similiar several days ago after a hard bike/run brick. My injury does not sound as bad as yours. I took an unscheduled rest day and stretched. Within 2 days no symptoms. My recc is take some rest (swim), use the NSAIDS x 4-5 days, stretch and heat. Don't push too hard when returning to training, my first workouts were slow rides and spinning. The key with these problems is treating them early. Thinking they will resolve on their own and continuing to train thru pain often leads to chronic injury and cancelled race plans.
 

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Cool, so I'm good with the heat and nsaids bit. I'm really thinking I just upset the area a little bit and it isn't anything serious, but I guess I just need a few more days to know for sure.<br><br>
Is it ok to stretch even though it feels like it was already way over stretched? I had something similar in ballet years ago that I did actually get from doing a split with my front let propped up on something (no, I don't bend that way anymore and apparently I didn't then either).
 

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We have a second! Motion is passed.<br><br>
KC - waiting on the photos.
 

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I am sure that one of the guys here would be happy to massage it for you ...<br><br>
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OH, OH!! Me, Me!! I know how!!<br><br>
Damn, I almost forgot about the wife's rules against massaging other women's parts! <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif">
 

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It sounds like a strain to me. Are you good about your-post stretching?<br><br>
I would limit hard-exertion on anything that makes it made, RICE, and get a butthigh massage, after taking pictures of course <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Then I would stretch it, but super lightly. Range of motion type stuff and stop if it hurts. You want to stretch and relax the muscles to pump blood in and bad stuff out. Hot/Cold therapy. Hot, stretch, cold, nsaids (note Nsaids last). This is assuming you won't let a bunch of imaginary friends massage it <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">.<br><br>
If you're due for a "real" massage, it would probably be a good area to point out for a professional. I have several times gone in for some poor abused area and within 24 hours it's golden post massage. Usually hurts like hell though during!
 

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Big fat 1 on the professional massage helping.<br><br>
I was having some arm/shoulder issues after my swim meet.....<br>
she said they weren't "bad" (or any worse than normal),...but she worked on them.<br>
they kinda were post massage sore.....the the next day..... VOILA!!<br>
I loooooove my massage chick.
 

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How could you forget ANY free minutes of massage?<br><br>
That's almost....sacreligious!
 

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How do you pronounce buthigh, anyway?<br><br>
o Butt-thigh?<br>
o Bu-thigh?<br>
o Butt-high?<br>
o Beu-thigh?
 
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