Leg pain

By sweetj Latest Reply 2011-10-12 14:04:11 -0500
Started 2011-10-07 20:05:41 -0500

About a month ago I started exercising at least six days a week and now its like my hips and legs are always acheing. Recently I was put on a second pill call metformin and now my BG is pretty good, I still take the humalog mix. Does anyone else have the leg pain? Does anyone have any suggestions? I started walking a mile and a half on the treadmill after work. Well thats it, just for today I am happy to be alive inspite of this disease. BE ENCOURAGED YOU ARE NEVER ALONE UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO BE :)

7 replies

MewElla 2011-10-12 14:04:11 -0500 Report

When first being diagnosed, I started walking…at first, slowly, then build up my speed and experienced the achey legs…Now, I have settled into a good walking speed for me, not super fast, but reasonable, and now walk 5-6 miles ea day with no pain or achey muscles, thank heavens…Just have to experiment and see what works the best for you. I never walk in parks, uneven grounds, etc, on pavement..

Beata2 2011-10-07 21:38:55 -0500 Report

Due to a back injury I had to try different machines until I found one that didn't cause me back and leg pain. You might try a bike that's what I do.
Good luck, pain is such a hard thing to deal with.

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-10-07 23:57:03 -0500 Report

I use to love riding a bike. I have a back injury and I was thinking maybe I could get a gel seat so I could ride my bike. I miss riding my bike alot. Do they make Gel saddles for horses? I miss horseback riding too.

jayabee52 2011-10-08 00:05:11 -0500 Report

I wonder if a recumbent bicycle or tricycle might work for your Back injury problem. Most of the recumbents have a back rest on them, or so I understand.

I don't know about the gel saddles. I've been out of that scene for too long to know for sure.

I guess it kinda depends on the type of back injury that you have. I would think that the up and down motion without support for your back would be the biggest problem with horseback riding.

pixsidust 2011-10-07 20:50:46 -0500 Report

I do as well. Stretching helps, going slower may be an answer. I also use a massager on my legs. Take potassium. Stretching removes a lot of pain though. Do it before and after. Use cold packs on your legs to reduce inflamation. I am in physical therapy and stretching is the most important part..then comes slowly building strength.

sweetj 2011-10-12 13:48:52 -0500 Report

Thanks, I never stretch before walking but I will surely give it a try, and walking a little slower, after all I'm not in a race… :)