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Recovery from muscle fatigue

Are there ways to recover fatigued leg muscles after walking, besides rest?

  1. Hi . I will be interested in seeing the responses you get to this question. I searched through our archives and could find nothing beyond rest to help with muscle fatigue, though I am sure it wouldn't hurt to replenish your electrolytes and magnesium after a workout. I hope you get some helpful replies. Wishing you the best! - Lori (Team Member)

    1. , like Lori, I hope you get some helpful feedback from other community members. That said, not of the literature I came across on this topic was about exercising to maintain or improve MS related muscle weakness and spasticity. But, one point that kept coming up was that weakness after walking may indicate a progression of symptoms and physical therapy *might* help with that. I am not suggesting PT, per se, but it does seem to be one noninvasive treatment option that might help. Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

      1. I have been trying to do strength training and Pilates to see if this will make any difference to my stamina. My thought process being that Pilates, yoga etc are based on stretching and restoring and also with more muscle tone, maybe the nerves won’t be as strained.


        But that’s just my theory I may be nuts!

        1. interesting topic, I wish you had more replies. My physiotherapist says it is nerve fiber fatigue and it needs the rest to 'reset '. Since I lose more function and gaining weight due to less mobility, I started using weights again last week, which my exercises don't have. Suprised to see I still have the muscle strength, but arms and legs still don't have the duration anymore. So likely it's not a muscle issue, but a nerve issue. But can not find much explaining this by doctors or other professionals. I hope there will be more info soon. As I want to understand this too. Thanks for putting this out there😊

        2. , thanks for sharing! I am very interested in your physiotherapist's take on this issue. I do hope we are able to gather more data on this!


          Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

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