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I will start PT next week for my sprained leg but I believe it will hurt a lot to do exercises with it... Why would I exercise an painful leg?

I will start PT next week for my sprained leg but I believe it will hurt a lot to do exercises with it... Why would I exercise an painful leg?

It all depends on-: -the severity of the tear. Graded 1-3. 1=minor no significant tissue injury. 2=some muscle tissue torn, will swell and may Become bruised, the blood runs down hill so it can appear below the injury. Longer rest & recovery. 3=complete tear or at least severe muscle damage. Ur orthopedic guy will have a protocol 2 follow 4 each level. B sure U R Cing orthopedics. ...Read more

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I have a back problem l5.lately at night I get so stuff it hurts to move my legs. What can I do? I take anti-inflammatory I went PT and I do exercises

I have a back problem l5.lately at night I get so stuff it hurts to move my legs. What can I do? I take anti-inflammatory I went PT and I do exercises

You could have--: -spinal stenosis. a sign is that the distance you walk at 1 time gets shorter as the years go by, and you find you have to rest a while due to leg pain, and then get going again. I would see a fellowship trained spine surgeon. I prefer ortho, but I am prejudice. also do well with neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Have knee pain bending, stairs, sitting for too long, hurts try exercises no luck. Sometimes leg will get numb while sitting long what is this?

Have knee pain bending, stairs, sitting for too long, hurts try exercises no luck. Sometimes leg will get numb while sitting long what is this?

Varies: There are a umber of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen and am exam and appropriate studies can likely determine the cause. The most common cause of anterior knee pain that is worse when sitting with knee flexed or going up the stairs is a disorder of the patella; the most common of which is chondromalacia. There are many good nonsurgical options. ...Read more

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When I exercise my legs began to hurt me even I can't walk or sit because of the pain what should I do and why that happen as exercising is good?

When I exercise my legs began to hurt me even I can't walk or sit because of the pain what should I do and why that happen as exercising is good?

Vascular disease?: See your doctor to find out if the blood flow to your legs is partially blocked. That can cause pain in the legs during exercise. ...Read more

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When running for 20+ minutes my leg hurts on the left side where the tendons are, doesn't happen when i exercise generally though, only when running?

When running for 20+ minutes my leg hurts on the left side where the tendons are, doesn't happen when i exercise generally though, only when running?

Could be a few thing: This could be a variety of issues - but if it continues unresolved for more than 2 weeks - a visit is in order to assure continued activity does not advance the possible injury. It could simply require some physical therapy - as a runner myself - it is important to have it checked out. Running is a great activity and does require a few "tune-ups" from docs time to time. It's a good problem. ...Read more

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Why does my lower legs hurt when I exercise?

Why does my lower legs hurt when I exercise?

Exercise: I recommend stretching before and after exercising, it reduce injury and pain. ...Read more