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Forefoot Run Pain Legs Caused
I'm a forefoot striker when I run and have started getting pain on the lower inside part of my legs, what could have caused this?
Many things...: This could be many things and i would recommend seeking complete medical evaluation to get an accurate diagnosis. Common causes of these symptoms can be shin splints, medial tibial stress syndrome, periostitis, stress reaction or fracture, or exercise-induced compartment syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shin splints: Pain in the shins when running is commonly known as "shin splints." if you have no other symptoms and lack redness, this is your likely diagnosis. Shin splints are difficult to treat and can be a chronic problem. I tell my patients take some time off running and consider icing the area after a run. Sometimes it may help to run on a softer surface such as grass. ...Read more
Right leg is swollen and hurts. Hurt it years ago running and it keeps swelling and then goes down and swells again. What could cause this?
Swelling of leg: If the leg swelling is recurrent and subsides overnight but reoccurs later in the day, I would be suspicious of chronic vein damage which might be an aftermath of the old leg injury which may have caused phlebitis. If the leg swelling is not in the leg or ankle, but in the knee, it suggests cartilage damage. If it's not a knee problem,consult a vascular surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Im athlete who runs three miles and more everyday the back of my right legs been hurting for awhile everytime I run on it. What can cause it?
Tight achilles tendo: Most likely is due to tight achilles tendon or the gastrosoleus muscles that form the achilles, however when pain does not goes away with simple measures such as warming up, streching, icing a more detailed exam is needed to chech for muscle imbalance, aligment of the extremity, joint flexibility and running technique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bow leg .Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg ? Will it cause my leg to become more bow ?
Maybe: If you have bow legs you might develop medial (inner) knee joint arthritis in the long run, but in the short term your knees should not bow any more just by running. You only live once, if you love to run, run, but beware that you could have problems in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I will be running and all of a sudden I will feel a sharp pain in one of my ankles (it happens to both) and it will cause my leg to give out.Whats up?
Running and ankle: pain. There are a number of POSSIBILITIES and you need to see your doc for diagnosis and treatment. One POSSIBILITY is Osgood-Schlatters disease. Here's a link http://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/osgood-schlatter-disease Please do not self-treat but see your doc to be safe and heal properly. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am having a running warm water sensation in the back of my right leg , also pain in my back for 2 weeks now what can be the cause?
See a physician : You need to see a doctor. He needs to ask your detail histroy and will examine and then let you know if you have a herniated disc ? ...Read more
I have bow leg.I am a road runner, normally run around 30km per week.I realise that my left leg will be slightly bower than my right leg.What cause it?
Genu Varum: Bowing of the legs is usually a developmental positioning of the knees of unknown origin. It can be associated with diseases that effect bones such as rickett's and blount's disease. The most common cause is "we don't know". Asymmetry of the bowing is usually very slight if at all. For a runner the biggest concern is if excessive more pressure is directed to the medial compartment of knee. ...Read more
Can I have artherosclerosis in legs at age 20? I have leg pain when running. I ate super unhealthy for a year, did I cause this
Leg pain: You can have atherosclerosis at age 20. It is not likely however. Leg pain while running in your situation is probably from musculoskeletal abnormalities such your shoes not compensating for poor weight bearing and excess muscle strain produced in leg muscles. See a physician for evaluation, its possible you may need shoe inserts or other steps needed rather than vascular consideration. ...Read more
Can leg lenght disperancy cause bowlegness? My left leg is 9mm longer than my right and when i'm walking/running my legs bow. How would i prevent it?
Muscle cramp: That could be 2/2 electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, overuse of muscle, injury to muscle, some medications like statin, depression med and birth control pills, low blood supply to the legs, please see your provider for evlauation. stay hydrated while running. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a 3x3cm tear of the soleus muscle caused from overtraining - running.Why after 16 weeks of no running am i still getting pain in my leg ?
Tendon/Muscle pain: You may likely have tendoachilles pain if it is in the distal part of the muscle closest to the calcaneus or heel bone. This can be chronic even though the original injury is healed. You should try different shoes and maybe a heel lift to remove the stress during stance and heel off phases of walking. Running should be resumed only when the problems are resolved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can running in stability shoes with right forefoot varus cause the right hip to rotate anteriorly (to bring down first ray b/c cannot pronate)?
Can sciatic never cause slight pain/slight numb feeling in back of leg, behind the knee, where the leg folds? Or could running irritate this area?
Can pinched nerve cause tingles when looking up&numbness in rt arm and leg? I do a lot of stair running .1st started with pulled lower back and spread
Spurling Sign: Yes. Clasically, looking up and toward the side of symptoms will elicit a shooting pain into the arm suggesting a pinched nerve in the neck. Less commonly, if the spur/disc is more central, there may also be symptoms affecting the same leg. Again, this would imply a combination of central and lateral pressure. A large disc herniation would be most likely if < 50 years. Consider a spine md eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer