tingling sensation after an intense workout

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    May 12, 2007 5:11 PM GMT
    Has anyone experienced a slight tingling sensation [lasting upto 24h] in the body part exercised?
    I often feel like I am experiencing tiny electrical currents.

    Would love to hear from the community at real jock.
    Thanks
  • marko313

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    May 13, 2007 7:26 AM GMT
    thats normal for a beginner after a good workout...i still get sore the day after my workouts...its all about stretching and relaxation.
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    May 13, 2007 11:45 AM GMT
    Hummm.. Tingling is NOT soreness... Tingling is a neurovascular sympton... For it to last 24 hours after a work out is something you really should go see a doctor about...

    Its bilateral (both sides of the limbs?)

    Is there a certain distribution, like more on certain fingers or parts of the foot or thigh? Or is the distribution of this sensation more distal vs proximal (meaning the finger tips or the toes feeling more than the arms or the thighs)?

    There are many facotrs and causes for temporary neurovascular symtoms. Some are peripherial, meaning the issues in question occurs in the chain of neurovascula bundles afer the exits from the spinal cord roots. It can be systemic, such as blood chemistry inbalance. Mechaincal, chemical, diesease, the list goes on.

    Neuravascula symtons are not something to paly around, prolonged damage to this sytems can be irreversible, that is why if you go see your doctor the first thing they ask you is if you ahve tingle, pins and needles, buring, or radiating pain...

    Go see a doctor and have some blood work and mechaincal tests done. If needed, an extremity EMG test done (if your symptons becomes consatn for more than a few weeks, EMG will not pick up short and transient periperal neurological issues.)
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    May 13, 2007 11:49 AM GMT
    If you can be more specific with your symtons I can give you more information...
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    May 13, 2007 12:01 PM GMT
    Also, are you on any meds or have hormonal conditions?
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    May 13, 2007 4:19 PM GMT
    no I am not on any meds.
    I feel it when i have worked on my back or my triceps; they are the weakest groups for me.

    Nothing on finger tips or toes
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    May 13, 2007 5:30 PM GMT
    it's probably just because you're not used to exercising those muscle groups. i'm not a doctor obviously, but i wouldn't worry about it unless it keeps happening months down the road.

    certain exercises give me that electrical sensation as well, but never anything that lasts as long as 24 hours. are you warming up?
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    May 13, 2007 7:14 PM GMT
    yeap, follow all the rules for warming up, weight training and cooling down. Doing things slowly and properly, not in a rush to add on muscles.
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    May 13, 2007 7:20 PM GMT
    eh... you're probably fine for now, but it SHOULD go away at some point.
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    May 13, 2007 7:30 PM GMT
    JohnnyFreeStyle..

    It would be irresponsible for you to give medical advise if you have no clue what he is presenting.

    Even a medical doctor would not give advice here without proper exam of the patient in person.

    What he is describing subjectively sounds like a neurological sign. It is better to check it out...

    It is better to be safe than sorry.

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    May 13, 2007 7:53 PM GMT
    NYC... i was waiting for you to correct me... and you didn't let me down!

    i clearly stated i'm not a doctor. this is a forum for giving opinions and i gave mine.

    lighten up please!
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    May 13, 2007 7:57 PM GMT
    If you do know anything about what he has decribed, neurological symptons are nothing to be "lighten up" about...

    I would not say a thing if you encouraged him to go see his physician after you state your views. You basically sort of told him to wait on his symptons...

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    May 17, 2007 2:45 AM GMT
    I agree with NYCMusc4Musc on this one-- tingling is not normal, and there are lot of serious neurological problems that could cause it. Unless it is very localized, and very temporary (like when you hit your "funny bone"), you need to find out the cause.

    It is important to remember however that this is a free forum, and everyone can give whatever advice they want. I understand NYCMusc4Musc correcting advice with his point of view, but please do not ciriticize others for just giving it-- address the advice, not the person giving it, and you'll encourage everyone to participate. Even when people give bad advice, NYCMusc4Musc, it gives you a chance to clear up common misconceptions.
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    May 17, 2007 3:14 AM GMT
    I have a friend who experienced similar symptoms with weakness to go along with it and it turns out it was the first signs of MS, so go to a doctor and get it checked out, because the sooner you're diagnosed for any serious ailment then the more options are available to you. Hope it's nothing, but a doctor should make that call.
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    May 17, 2007 3:21 AM GMT
    no worries, I have all the tests done. I am ok. Its probably because I am a beginner and have recently graduated to heavier weights.

    But thanks for the suggestions.
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    May 17, 2007 3:55 AM GMT
    As I said earlier, this can be something more serious like a neurological disease, like GPShoes mentioned: MS..

    Only MRI of the hea can confirm MS...

    I am sure your primary providere did not do a head MRI yet as they are very expensive and some primarcy care of HMOs get penalized if they do not "wait on the symptons" before ordering MRIs...

    MAKE sure you ask for a head MRI if this sympton does not dissipate. I hope you have a follow up with your primary care within 1 to 2 months...
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    May 17, 2007 4:08 AM GMT
    You may also want to consider TOS: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome... I see this all the time in my patients...

    Since your lab work came back normal, I am not going to suggest hypokalemia...