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I’ve been doing football and running each week and I’m

Patient: I’ve been doing football and running each week and I’m aged 16, but I have been experiencing a burning pain in the quadriceps which after the sport hurt to touch, I would please like some feedback on the best thing to do.

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.You may be suffering from DOMS. DOMS stands for delayed onset of Muscle soreness. DOMS o ccurs when you do an exercise that you are not accustomed to. This will cause the type of pain you are describing. DOMS usually take 3 to 5 days to recover.Here are things you can do to help:MassageIcingHeating the musclesStretchingParacetamol/Ibuprofen 4 times a dayIf you do not feel better after 5 days, please see a Doctor.Wishing you the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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