Re: Upper leg pain

12 years 11 months ago #1017 by benneta
Re: Upper leg pain was created by benneta
I used to get pain (rather than cramps) across the top of my thigh to groin, particularly in rough water. This was because I would (unconsciously) use one leg to help balance and as I got tired or less confident this leg would be tensed most of the time.

I found that once I realised this and made a conscious effort to relax my leg (and push against the foot rests) that the build up of pain disappeared. It also didn't make balancing any worse

I don't know if it's the same thing but hope it helps...
AB

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12 years 11 months ago #1018 by robin.mousley
Replied by robin.mousley on topic Re: Upper leg pain

what is the correct way of setting up your foorrest please?

I remember suffering from cramp a lot during my first year of paddling - it eventually just went away.

But the correct way of setting up the footrest is to make the length such that your knee is just off the deck of the boat - you should be able to fit your fist between the back of your knee and the deck.

Rob

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12 years 11 months ago #1019 by [email protected]
As Rob said, this must have something to do with the footrest. Try setting it up like Rob suggested and see what happens.

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12 years 11 months ago #1020 by Rouen
Replied by Rouen on topic Re: Upper leg pain
Thanks for the help guys


Wil play with the settings a bit more. I also think it has something to do with the footrests. Because it feels a lot better when I push against the footrests with both legs. Should just get the length right.

Sweet

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