You could chop 'em off, but it would make such a mess, and how would you clean it up if your legs are on one side of the room and your body and arms are on the other?j/k! rebeccabn498 and latina4jesus have great ideas! you may think of doing all three! I would like to add, some Ben-gay, or Tiger Balm. Go easy when you message it in, after the bath, with the message, before the good nights sleep! Also you may try some ibuprofen. if your tummy can handle it. Take Care of you and Congrats on being on the track team! Good job! Have Sweet Dreams! Good Luck!