How can I get rid of the lactic acid build up in my legs?

Yesterday I ran the mile and now my legs are very sore. I was told by numerous people that its (probably) a lactic acid build up. How can I get rid of this?

I know salts in a bath but, we don't have any and i tried it before and didn't notice much of a result.


For some reason I thought walking was helpful! Glad to know it helped and not made it worse.

And I can walk normal just a little soreness.

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Drinking plenty of water is the best way to flush your system after your workout. And keep moving - even though you're sore, keep walking - that'll help too!

    I hope that helps! Keep up the good running!

  • 1 decade ago

    Biofreeze. Get it at most drug stores. I'm a rower and my legs always feel sore because of the lactic acid buildup, and this feeling in your legs is just the feeling of your muscles working hard

    Source(s): me
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well im in track and field and our coach says to do a 10 min cool down after each run to get rid of the lactic acid... i hope this helps

  • 1 decade ago

    Stretch. Your muscles will loosen up and release some of the acid. The rest will go away on its own in a day or so.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    try messaging ur legs that what coach tells us to do

    are they sore like u cant walk normally? (it was only a mile so i hope not)

    anyway if they hurt that bad put some bio-freeze on um

  • 1 decade ago

    lactic acid is a natural response to muscle exertion....stretch and soak and suck it up : )

  • 1 decade ago

    try a massage

  • Elaine
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Do yoga.

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