I've been doing the splits and I've gotten even lower that I almost can do the splits. But now I have sharp pain in my legs every time I try to do the splits and other similar movements. I've worked so hard on getting super flexible with my legs but now the pain is in the way of doing the movements and dancing right. How do I get rid of this pain fast. Will I still be flexible in my legs as I was before?
Sounds like you pulled something in that area. There's this cream called arnica gel that you can get at walmart or target or pretty much anywhere that helps heal deep tissue spots like what you may be experiencing. I suggest you take that and try not to strain that area for a while. KT tape is also very helpful. I would be careful when you do come back to splits and dancing so it doesn't happen again
I have done this many times, usually when you get a sharp pain in your legs after doing the splits it usually means you pulled something in the area where you did the splits. For me it takes 3-5 days until I can start doing the splits again and when I don't get a sharp pain when I do it. I wouldn't do the splits for at least 4-6 days. But you want to keep stretching where you pulled it so it doesn't get stiff, so in the morning and before you go to bed sit down and put your two legs together the stretch them out. DO NOT stretch them out too much or else you may hurt yourself worse. Then push your body forward until your belly touches the floor, or as far as you can go. Do this as soon as you wake up and before you go to bed. This stretch really helps! Trust me I did the same thing you did, and this stretch helped me a lot! Do this stretch everyday for about 4-6 days and you should be good as new! Also remember to ALWAYS stretch before you do gymnastics, if you don't stretch then this happens. Hope you feel better soon!