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No knee pain while playing but only while squating and climbing down stairs..Will quad strengthing help.

No knee pain while playing but only while squating and climbing down stairs..Will quad strengthing help.

It can: Sounds like you have a problem under your knee cap(patella). Most stress in this area during squats and going down stairs (chondromalacia pattelli) . The corner stone of pt for it is quad exercises : straight leg raising, "quad sets" (tensing muscle while knee straight/isometrically)and pain free arc exercises. Many online resources for exercises http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xwc4flssv6e. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more


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Can old running shoes cause back pain when running?

Can old running shoes cause back pain when running?

Yes: Definately. If you jog regularly, always inspect your sneakers. Joggers will invariably go thru them much quicker than the average person. ...Read more

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sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read more

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Im having shin pain while jogging?

Im having shin pain while jogging?

See your doctor: You may have shin splints (ice shins and stop jogging till healed) but you could also have a stress fracture which needs medical attention to preserve the integrity of the bone and avert a more serious fracture of the bone. ...Read more

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Ankle pain: beginner treadmill runner, dull pain on outside of left ankle, why?

Ankle pain: beginner treadmill runner, dull pain on outside of left ankle, why?

Too much, too soon?: Really tough to say over the computer. Maybe you did too much, too soon, without proper stretching before exercises and that caused your ankle sprain./strain to occur. If the pain persists, have a dr. Check you out and give you a proper time line and treatment before you return to the treadmill. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in foot after running. Help?

Pain in foot after running. Help?

Dr.: If the problem is chronic, go see a dr., better if a foot doctor (podiatrist.) in the long "run, " i would soak in ice, and also see if i possibly need a different style or brand of running shoe. You may need orthotics. ...Read more

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CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

See Dr. ASAP: You may be giving yourself a "stress test" so get into the Dr asap to assess your cardiac status/function and assure your heart is stable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Kidney pain while jogging?

Kidney pain while jogging?

Variable: Hydrate, keep away from nsaids , breathe right. ...Read more

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Middle Chest pain while jumping or exercise?

Middle Chest pain while jumping or exercise?

Check on chest pain: Exertional chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ankle while running. Day after ankle feels hot/cold. Sore feeling with random sharp pains running up leg?

Sharp pain in ankle while running. Day after ankle feels hot/cold. Sore feeling with random sharp pains running up leg?

Tendinitis : Those symptoms are consistent with an inflamed tendon in the ankle area. Could also possibly be a nerve irritation based on the hot cold and sharp pains. Best to have the condition evaluated by your local podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain: Sounds like patellofemoral (PF) syndrome. I'd see a physician to rule out if you have a potential meniscus tear or any other internal derangement, but if it is isolated PF pain, you may need some physical therapy. ...Read more

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My left leg tremors when heel is raised and in the same leg my Achilles pain while running on treadmill.what shud i do? Can't visit a doctor.

My left leg tremors when heel is raised and in the same leg my Achilles pain while running on treadmill.what shud i do? Can't visit a doctor.

Don't run on tread: Switch to low impact exercises, wear a soft ankle brace, perform eccentric exercises for the avhilles ...Read more

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Stiff, painful right Achilles with a bit of swelling. I am active (running and weights). Should I avoid exercise?

Stiff, painful right Achilles with a bit of swelling. I am active (running and weights). Should I avoid exercise?

YES: Use ice packs for 24- 48 hrs, with antiinflammatory nedication, if not allegic, Ask PCP for diclifenbac gel ( Volraren Gel) and use neoprene pull on ankle support. Begin local heat after 2 days of icing. ...Read more

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While running felt a "pop" in my achilles?

Ice it ,: See a foot/ankle specialist asap. Walk on your tippy toe if you had to walk. You may of ruptured the tendon, ...... ...Read more

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The pain in the Achilles is only when I start running on the treadmill.it goes when I stop running.how wud I know the pain is gone if I stop exercise?

The pain in the Achilles is only when I start running on the treadmill.it goes when I stop running.how wud I know the pain is gone if I stop exercise?

Am sorry but this--: -does not make sense. please try rewording it. it sounds like your achillis pain is only when you start on the treadmill, gentle stretching before may help. the rest sounds like when you stop it stays away? only you would know if there was pain. ...Read more

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I have pain in the back of both of my heels just below my Achilles severe to the touch but doesn't always hurt while walkin running ect but does after?

Tendoniitis: You may have achilles tendonitis and need to off-load and ice those areas. I agree with other posts, as you may have other unlying pathology that needs to be addressed as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I continue running with Achilles Tendonitis?

No, Non, Nein, Nyet!: NO NO NO NO NO NO. Do some other form of exercise, low-impact, like knitting or potato peeling or, ah,yes,swimming or biking- with attention to NOT putting too much tension on that tendon.And you really should get some advice on how to rehab it and what medicines,if any, to take.So,start with some Motrin and gentle massage and/or stretching,and if it's hard to walk,get a heel lift or just get help ...Read more

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What can I do about an Achilles tendon injury from running?

What can I do about an Achilles tendon injury from  running?

Rest: This can be very serious and a precursor to rupturing the tendon. You should rest, ice and take time off. If there is any swelling or bruising, or inability to walk, you need to see a dr. ...Read more

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In the last 2 years i've been getting an injury on my Achilles tendon from running, cause and treatment?

In the last 2 years i've been getting an injury on my Achilles tendon from running, cause and treatment?

Several things:: Chronic fatigue of the tendon, tendinitis - one needs to pre-stretch prior to running, drink plenty of fluids and see your foot doctor specializing in the sports medicine to assess for the proper foot function and alignment. ...Read more

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Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

If you injured: Achilles tendon , need evaluation extent of injury , go to nearest ER , after assessing will refer you to the right doctor. Till it heals you may not participate in marathons for a while . ...Read more

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Is it alrite to put ice on Achilles and shins due to pain ? The pain is only while running not after or before.

Is it alrite to put ice on Achilles and shins due to pain ? The pain is only while running not after or before.

Yes: Yes, ice can potentially help reduce pain and swelling in the leg that can occur after running. Other appropriate things that can help include a good warmup and stretching before the run as well. ...Read more

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I'm tight/stiff in my Achilles, no pain yet . Will a week off running be enough to stop it from becoming an injury? Is the stairmaster Ok instead?

I'm tight/stiff in my Achilles, no pain yet . Will a week off running be enough to stop it from becoming an injury? Is the stairmaster Ok instead?

Possibly: It is possible that if you have an overuse syndrome that involved your Achilles and is related to your running, that rest would help. A stair master would actually likely be harder on your Achilles that running, so I would avoid that. A bicycle would probably be a good alternative to give your Achilles some rest while you maintain your fitness. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a sore Achilles from running?

How can I prevent a sore Achilles from running?

Strech: Heel lifts, arch supports, stretch, ice, nsaids and calf strengthening. ...Read more

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Should physical training from an osteo help with chronic Achilles soreness? Mostly happens the day after running. I wear orthotics.

Not sure: Im not sure what type of training from an osteo you are doing. Usually the problem can be calmed with physical therapy modalities, ice and nsaids if it always happens after running you may need to change your shoes, run less or work more on calf/ achilles stretching. ...Read more

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My Achilles kills after running and now vibrates when moving it up and down. Tendinitis or tear?

See details: It is difficult to tell from nonspecific symptoms and no ability to examine the area. See an orthopedist. You will not find the answer on the internet. ...Read more

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I have pain in my Achilles tendon when I start running on the treadmill only. On the left leg mostly.what should I do?

Slow down: slow down and rest. do not go back to exercise until pain is gone. when you go back to exercise,make sure that you stretch well. you could end up rupturing your Achilles. that is a big deal required surgery. ...Read more

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My lower calf muscle one inch above my Achilles really hurts. It feels like it might be strained. What do I do so I can keep running in the future?

My lower calf muscle one inch above my Achilles really hurts. It feels like it might be strained. What do I do so I can keep running in the future?

Stretching an rest: Overuse injuries including achilles tendon tendonitis are common. The key is resting, crosstraining and stretching for 10 to 14 days before running again. ...Read more

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Pulled my right ankle last Friday and hurt my left one running on concrete, I have pain near the Achilles and it throbs up my leg, what could this be?

Tendinitis: you probably strained ligaments in your ankle and possibly the Achilles tendon and your other ankle. These are minor and Charise which can become inflamed and are often treated with anti-inflammatory medications, rest, and ice. ...Read more