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5/28/18 12:02 A

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My legs are fine the day after pickleball, but it takes until then for them to feel okay.




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5/26/18 9:01 P

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@SP_COACH_DENISE is definitely "spot on" IMO. I would listen to her advice.

When you have symptoms such as you are describing the following day, cutting back until you are stronger will serve you best in the long-run!

A couple of other "wonderful" helps can be foam rollers and Icy Hot. I also think the soaking in Epsom Salts is helpful as well.
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5/24/18 7:29 P

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Thank you. I haven't ever tried Aleve. I have been using ibuprofen. I also got some Aspercream and a new bag of Epsom Salts. I know I play for a little too long and too many games, but I just enjoy it and keep on going. Usually I stay for the entire time and that gives me the sore legs. Can't help it.



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5/23/18 9:59 P

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I play a lot of pickleball. At first my legs were pretty sore the day after playing until I got used to playing regularly. Now, every once in a while I over do it but it is rare. Usually Aleve works pretty well for me. Hope you figure something out and keep playing!

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5/11/18 8:17 P

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Thanks. Yesterday I decided to soak early and that helped.



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5/10/18 11:21 P

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If they are just tired, then you may want to cut back on how long you play pickleball at one time until you are able to build up more strength and ability to be on your legs for longer periods of time. It may be that you are doing too much too soon, especially since you aren't doing any other exercise. If you are able, you might want to try incorporating a little bit of walking or light activity and that can help build your strength and condition your legs to be used more often. Other than that, if it continues even with less pickleball time or you start experiencing pain, it would be best to check in with your doctor to be sure there isn't something more going on.

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5/10/18 12:18 A

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I recover until I feel better.



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5/9/18 10:51 P

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They are really tired. I am usually fine the next day, but can barely stand sometime during the day. The tiredness doesn't come up right away. I don't know if anything else would cause it. I have diabetes and IBS and had cancer 12 years ago (treatment finished 11 years ago).



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5/9/18 12:08 A

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Are your legs just tired or are they sore/have something else going on? What exactly do you mean that you have a really hard time recovering during the day? Do you have a health condition that causes that for you?

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5/8/18 7:17 P

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I have been playing pickleball twice a week (this is a beginners/intermediate group for fun, not "out to kill" like most of the others), where play goes on for 3 hours (breaks between games when there are enough people). Even after just 3 games my legs are getting pretty tired. If I stay the entire time my legs don't want to relax back to normal and at night start tensing up. Does anyone have any ideas to get them to recover better? At night I will take ibuprofen and "calm legs" and soak in the tub. Other than that, I have a really hard time recovering during the day.

Currently, this is the exercise I get because I was so out of shape that I can't go any farther. I can't even ride the stationary bike for more than 10 minutes at a time or my legs get really tired.



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