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Leg collapse from thigh. Should i consult a doctor?

Hi I am 21 yrs old, and today early morning after class I went to run at the park before running I stretch then run. After a 1/4 mile my right leg collapse from my thigh, making me not walk for about 5minutes. I would like to know if I should go to a doctor to check out since this is the first time this ever happened to me. Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
it seems that due to high speed running your calf muscles went into the spasm giving rise to this problem.
Take analgesic with muscle relaxant medicines for 2-3 days.
Apply some muscle relaxant cream on the part.
Give reat to calf muscles.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on the description, I think you could have suffered a Muscle strain in the thigh.

Most muscle strains can be treated with the RICE protocol. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

* Rest - Take a break from the activity that caused the strain. avoid putting weight on the leg.
* Ice - Do not apply ice directly to the skin. Use cold packs for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day.
* Compression - To prevent additional swelling and blood loss, wear an elastic compression bandage.
* Elevation - To minimize swelling, keep your leg up higher than your heart.
* Analgesic medications as needed.

As the pain and swelling subside, physical therapy will help improve range of motion and strength. The muscle should be at full strength and pain-free before you return to sports. This will help prevent additional injury.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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