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A 33-year-old member asked:

what to do about fatigue in legs while running?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Strength training: I would suggest getting a qualified trainer who understands running as a sport. Have that trainer put together a strength training program for you tailored to your running goals.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Keep running.: As you continue to train effectively, you should fatigue less easily and thereby run farther and faster. Keep pushing.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can running up and down the stairs tone your legs or make it muscular?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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It can help: But if you want to tone all leg muscles try other exercises including weightlifting, swimming etc.
A member asked:

I have a lump on my shin that comes up when i run. What could this be? It feels like something tears and a cold sensation begins to go through my leg

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Dr. Robert Dunbar
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It : It really depends on where it is, but one common condition that this could be is a fascial herniation. The groups of muscles are encased in thick fibrous tissue, and if there is a rent in this fibrous tissue, when you are active and your muscles become engorged with blood, they swell and come through the tear in the fascia. This is typically not dangerous. It is not uncommon however, for this hole in the fascia to be near where one nerve (the superficial peroneal nerve) exits the muscle to lie just under the skin. This is on the outside/front portion of the leg about 4-5 inches above the ankle. When the muscle pushes through the hole in the fascia, the nerve may become compressed, causing numbness or pain. A sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon should be able to diagnose this.
A 43-year-old member asked:

When i run i feel like my leg is dislocated and it hurts causing me to limp. What should be wrong?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Does running actually make your legs thicker?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Helps to 'tone ': Running regularly definitely helps to 'tone' your quads and hamstrings.Usually if u become a regular runner your legs will not become 'bigger' per say but more muscular and well - defined ... Good luck!
A 43-year-old member asked:

Could running make your legs bulky?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Not typically: High level sprinters tend to get large muscular legs, distance runners and casual runners not so much.

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