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A 31-year-old member asked:

horrible lower leg pain immediately after exercising. any ideas what this is?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: What exercise were doing? Any pain during or only after? How long does it last? Any repetitive activity can lend itself to an overuse syndrome. Severe muscle cramping can occur after endurance exercise is most often related to dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Repetitive impact can result in a stress injury. Pre-existing back problems can worsen with repetitive jarring and aggravate a nerve.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Horrible lower leg pain immediately after exercising, what this is?

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Many possibilities: It may just be low potassium or magnesium but any "horrible" pain should be evaluated asap. See a doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How to treat lower leg pain that develops when exercising?

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Dr. Noahleen Betts
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Exrcise pain: I recommend stretching before and after exercising, it reduce injury and pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Bad lower leg pain immediately after exercising but not during active sports. Any thoughts?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Depends on exercise.: It depends on gthe exercise you might have been doing. Repetitive motion might put pressure on some joints and bones over time and cause pain, as well as the sudden relief of the action. The muscles may need relief. This might be a circulation issue or a plantar fasciitis issue with pain from weight on your foot and lower leg. Sports make you use all your muscles, etc.. Be more diverse.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can you treat lower leg pain when exercising?

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Dr. Eugene Batelli
Podiatry 23 years experience
Can be many : Sounds like an over pronation problem. Orthotics can help.

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