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Old 08-17-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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15 with rls?

i am 15 and just started up highschool cross country and i started getting jittery legs over the past few days. i dont know what else to do i told my mom about it but she is convinced that its from growing is this rls? or is it growing or just adjusting to the running

 
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Re: 15 with rls?

Hi!

Because of the proximity the jittery legs is so close to the start of you cross county training, I would start with that.

My son is also a high school cross county team member, and I know the first weeks are filled with sore muscles and jittery legs.

I also have severe RLS, and one of it's main features is how it hits hardest at bedtime, and it starts off slowly, and takes some time to detect for most of us.

My advice would be to keep your legs as comfortable as possible after practice, ice and heat alternating every 15 minutes, rub downs and hot showers. Product to sooth sore muscles are also helpful.

If these things don't help, and the problem persists, I would have your doctor have a look. I would give it a month to get used to the running.

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Re: 15 with rls?

thanks that makes a lot of sense ill try the ice and heat

 
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Re: 15 with rls?

I hope it makes you feel better. Cross country is quite a sport. I almost fainted when my son said he wanted to join! I give you a lot of credit for doing all that running, and also for reaching out to get help for yourself.

When your legs get used to all this running, nobody will be able to catch you!

 
Old 10-06-2010, 04:57 PM   #5
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Re: 15 with rls?

I have been living with rls since I was 12. My mother always told me it was growing pains. Does anyone in your family have rls if so than it could be rls. Keep track of when your legs bug you. If it interfears with school talk to your mother again and see if you can get an appointment with you doctor.

 
Old 10-10-2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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Re: 15 with rls?

What do you mean by jittery? RLS is different for everyone. Mine is a creepy crawling feeling in my legs and when i move my legs it goes away.

 
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