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I've been trying to get around this one for a few weeks/over a month now and getting nowhere fast so wondering if anyone else has any ideas.
I have OTT tender quads. I went for a sports massage back in early April and the guy couldn't even touch my quads without me being in agony, which had me wondering what I can do to stop them feeling so bad. I had thought about trying to increase my pain threshold but actually, pain is there as a warning- your looking at the person who ran with a tibial stress fracture (I didn't know it was there at the time!) and attempted to do the same with a grade 2 swollen sprained ankle (more then 1 day off was too much for me at the time). So I am not adverse to pain, I don't think though that I can stomach this.
I have started taking ibuprofen as I know that helps with inflammation and requires a build up in your system, I am 5 days into that.
I have tried using the foam roller several times, but it just hurts way too much, I promise I'm not being feeble here, I have been able to use them in the past. Its more in the inner thigh and front of my thigh then elsewhere but also elsewhere, light pressure- like the type you'd use to stroke a pet cat hurts a great deal and it has been this way for a while, I can't seem to make it any better and don't have an idea of what to do about it, I think it is probably affecting my running if not because my glutes are overworked as a result and tight and going to cause their own issues pretty soon if I'm not careful!
And just to add, I so stretch frequently (10-20 mins of leg stretches alone after each run or exercise day 5-6 times a week) and also do about an hours yoga per week.