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Doctor insights on: Beginning Trail Running

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Would running on a treadmill increase my speed for running?

Would running on a treadmill increase my speed for running?

Not for sprinting: It would certainly increase your endurance. But i would not recommend sprinting on a treadmill. It's too easy to misstep and fall hard. In cold weather, sprinting in a gymnasium would be preferable. A coach or fitness trainer may be able to show you some mechanical aspects of sprinting that could help you with speed. ...Read more

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I had a bicycling accident with a t12 compression fx. When can I start exercising again, biking, running, weight lifting? Any "forbidden" movements?

Compression Fracture: First it depends on the extent of the injury. Was it traumatic? Iif a small anterior single column traumatic compression fracture 4-6 weeks of healing are required. Biking, running, and lifting should be progressively reintroduced at that time. Should avoid repetitive flexion based activity such as dead lifts. Proper posture will be key to future weight lifting to avoid pain and/or reinjury. ...Read more

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Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Either is fine.: They're both effective forms of physical activity and cardiovascular conditioning. How about mixing them up - run when the weather is nice and use the elliptical when the weather is inclement. ...Read more

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L5S1 disc bulge (Mar '13). Recently started running again (treadmill 5k). Pain in disc when running and slight numbness in tailbone. Stop running?

L5S1 disc bulge (Mar '13). Recently started running again (treadmill 5k). Pain in disc when running and slight numbness in tailbone. Stop running?

Stop running for now: Running may not be the best exercise for you when you are still recovering from a lumbar disc bulge. I suggest you try some low impact exercises like a stairclimber, stationary bike, elliptical machine or swimming for a while until the condition heals a bit more. You'll get the aerobic effect of exercise without the risk of inflaming the disc. ...Read more

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Play tennis 3times a week eat relatively healthy walk around uni campus, burning chest wheezing and coughing after running laps around a field?

Play tennis 3times a week eat relatively healthy walk around uni campus, burning chest wheezing and coughing after running laps around a field?

Mgt: A virtual inbox consultation may help and can be booked online. I would suggest pulmonary evaluation. You may have exercise induced asthma and treatments are available. ...Read more

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Took 2weeks off had patella tendonitis.Used rice method+stretching..Doesn't hurt after walking all day or up down steps.Can i start running again slow?

Took 2weeks off had patella tendonitis.Used rice method+stretching..Doesn't hurt after walking all day or up down steps.Can i start running again slow?

Let me advice you: Stay in shape. Good general conditioning is important to controlling and preventing patellofemoral pain. Stretch. Before running, first do a 5-minute warm up, followed by stretching exercises. Increase training gradually. Avoid sudden changes. Use proper running gear.Use proper running form. ...Read more

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I'm just a regular guy, started running 2months back, eventually i gained momentum and started running 10km everyday but now i pulled hamstring muscle?

Conservative things: You need to make sure you are not increasing your milage and/or pace too fast. The pace at which you are increaing your milage and the number of days per week are too much too fast. Your body needs time to recover as do the muscles. Cross train on odd days rather than run, stretch, get massages and stay hydrated with fluid that has electrolytes, not just water. ...Read more

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What are your thought of running after sclerotherapy? 24 -48 hours later.- run walk. 3.11 miles .

What are your thought of running after sclerotherapy?  24 -48 hours later.- run walk. 3.11 miles .

Best is to ask...: For immediate post-procdedural advice, it would be most reasonable to ask the performing doctor since s/he knows more of your individual conditions than anyone online, since a pertinent advice should reflect the location of surgical site, and the complexity and magnitude of the procedures. If unreachable or in doubt, just refraining from long walk or run for 1 week would not affect much endurance. ...Read more

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Is walking 3.0 mph on my treadmill considered a brisk walk because I hate jogging I been doing brisk walk of 3.0 mph 30-40 min a day I am 6 foot 1?

Is walking 3.0 mph on my treadmill considered a brisk walk because I hate jogging I been doing brisk walk of 3.0 mph 30-40 min a day I am 6 foot 1?

Feet don't fail me.: As a general rule, the rate of 3.0 mph is considered a brisk walk and you are to be congratulated on your persistence. You might want to increase the speed to 4.0 mph in time as you will undoubtedly become accustomed to the slower rate and increasing the speed will sustain you level of fitness. ...Read more

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Problem of running nose after exercise?

Problem of running nose after exercise?

Probably: exercise induced rhinitis. This is a form, and more common than you think, of non-allergic rhinitis. It appears to be related to hyperactivity of "cholinergic" glands. Review this with your doctor as there are treatments. Alternatively, it also could be related to an exposure in your exercise environment too. ...Read more

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Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?

Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs,  or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking  or running on level?

Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read more

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I had a knee scope 8/29/13. After 5 months of physical therapy, i started to jog 1/2 mile (no pain).When i jogged 1 mile; pain 1/2 ankle, calf, butt.

I had a knee scope 8/29/13. After 5 months of physical therapy, i started to jog 1/2 mile (no pain).When i jogged 1 mile; pain 1/2 ankle, calf, butt.

Muscle pain: Sounds like you are having muscle pains . Not sure what was done @ your 'scope' but your symptoms suggest that it may not be a factor... Try stretching your hamstrings and calf muscles before and after your 1/2 mile jog... Then slowly( over a 2 wk period) gradually increase your distance to a mile. If symptoms still persist see your orthopedic surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more

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While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?

While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?

It can improve: Strengthen quadriceps muscles, especially vmo muscle. Cross train with cycling or stationary bike. Depending on your age and xray and MRI findings, sometimes prp injection may play a role. Avoid surgery. Physical therapy an option. Get a good sports medicine doctor. ...Read more

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I do not get shin splints at all from running on a treadmill, only from running outside on the concrete ?

I do not get shin splints at all from running on a treadmill, only from running outside on the concrete
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Not unusual: It sounds like the pounding of running on concrete could be the etiology for your shin splints when you run on a softer surface or treadmill you may not get symptoms try some cushions or orthotics in your shoes running on the treadmill without pain is better than not being able to run at all. ...Read more

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