explanation for delayed muscle pain?
I have had various aches and pains all my life, but this new symptom is interesting. For the last few days, each time I engage my thigh (quadriceps) muscles, for instance standing up from a chair, I'm fine for 2-3 seconds afterwards and then a burning pain kicks in. That pain lasts several seconds and then wears off. It's a similar feeling to the wobbly-legged post-adrenaline weakness you feel in your legs after you get scared, like when someone sneaks up behind you and says "boo" or when you get pulled over for a speeding ticket or stagger away after a wild roller coaster ride. So it's weakness, but also a kinda burning sensation.
But the interesting thing is the delay -- usually, if you flex a sore muscle, it hurts right away. So I'm wondering if any scientific minds out there could explain this delay between the motion and the pain?
I should also note that this has been happening in my hamstrings and arms tonight as well. Good times!