I've been doing the elliptical for at least a month. I've been building up to it and usually didn't go for longer than 15 min. Straight at a time. I got my own elliptical a few days ago and really like it. Yesterday morning I worked out on it for about 20 minutes. Then I went to work. By 4:00 in the afternoon my right leg started hurting above the knee. It almost feels like I pulled a muscle. When I walk it hurts quite a bit, but when I'm not moving around it's fine.
Today it is quite a bit better, but I can still feel it. I'm confused, since the elliptical is supposed to be really good on the joints. I don't remember banging my leg though, that's why I'm thinking it might be from the elliptical. Even if it feels good tonight, should I give it a longer rest from the elliptical or do I just need to build my muscles up?
I hope it heals fast, because I need to keep up with my exercise!