- Mar 16, 2015
- DX UMND/PLS
I have recently been unable to exercise and stretch easily on my own. I began to get puffy legs and ankles, so I started seeing a massage therapist once weekly about 6 weeks ago, to great effect. The therapist is VERY gentle and only does passive rom and gentle manipulation to help increase circulation and my legs have definitely become less swollen and bruised looking. However, two sessions ago, I became very sore for three days afterwards. Same with my session this past Monday. My muscles ache like I've worked out heavily, and have become very reactive- lots of pops and twitches and really severe charlie horses. Am I damaging my muscles or should I just push through? There's benefit to my leg circulation for sure. Has anyone else with UMN issues encountered anything similar?