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Heart Pain Long Distance Running
Intermittent intercostal pain (sternum area) for 6 months. Longtime weightlifter & tennis player. No pain when running hard. Why so long to heal??
Intercostal pain: Make sure its not related to a condition called ankylosing spondylitis which can affect ribs too. Have doctor check a test called 'HLA B27' especially if you have unusual spinal stiffness or a history of eye inflammation called iritis or conjunctivitis, usually in a single eye. ...Read more
Pain on inner, top of foot. Distance runner. Can still run but pain is always there and increases after long runs. Severe when standing certain way?
Overuse issues: If you have not already seen a Podiatrist, I would....You just may need more support. Have you tried different shoes? If you let it go too far, it may interfere more significantly by causing you to favor your foot...then hurt something else that could be a bigger deal... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking short distance or going up steps and
hills causes very bad burning calf pain,shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?
Unusual for your age: Your symptoms are quite unusual for a 17 year old patient. These symptoms suggest cardiovascular disease with narrowing of arteries supplying the lower extremities and heart, conditions which don't cause symptoms at 17 years of age. Severe obesity could cause symptoms like this without cardiovascular disease. You need to see your physician as soon as possible for a careful evaluation. ...Read more
Er visit-Heart tests normal feel heart pounding when I walk short distance/not short of breath just pounding wearing heart monitor now. Why pounding?
Pounding: The ambulatory monitor is to find out what the pounding is. Once it is identified a cause can be sought. ...Read more
Elite athlete, great shape.I'm 17.Get pounding sensation in chest/neck pulsating lasts hr.when walk up stairs HR reached 149. Dizzy, short of breath. ?
Numbness in left ft while running, abt mile 3. Walking makes it worse. Stop for 2 minutes then running fixes it. Roomy shoes, normal pronation. Thoughts?
Fascia injury: Likely have a chronic repetitive injury to fascia attachment of butt muscles where they attach to your thigh bone. Feel around very carefully, and see what is most tender. That will be the very best clue. Do not be fooled by thinking this is spine and nerve related--or even foot related. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more
Chronic knee pain exacerbated by exercise, crepitus, pain increases when walking down stairs, a feeling of something catching when walking down hill?
Chronic knee pain. Job requires sitting for long durations. Doing daily jog. Pain relieves while body is warmed upMild squats relieves pain for a day.
Keep up the good work!: You seem to have answered your own question. Chronic knee pain made worse with sitting is often mild to moderate arthritis. Sitting is really hard on arthritic knees because it causes pressure in one spot on the damaged cartilage. Changing the position of your knees can help. Can you adjust your workstation to stand? Exercising is how cartilage "Breaths". Keep up the good work! ...Read more
Causes of athlete elevated hr?over past 3mo,HR much higher walking up stairs,showering,exercise,etc.pulsing stomach @rest.irregular laying right side
Elevated Heart rate: I understand your distress. Elevated heart rate at age 18 can be due to: • Stress causing Anxiety • Intense emotions • Use of Alcohol • Use of Cocaine • Use of Amphetamines Your Health is Precious! Due to Heart rate higher even with showering and pulsing stomach at rest, please go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more
Its all about the: Achilles tendon. Walking on flat surfaces with high heeled shoes on a regular basis causes shortening/tightening of the tendon. Doing so on hills is a bigger issue between the extra stress on the tendon when going uphill and the strain on the anterior muscles of the leg and overall balance when going downhill. ...Read more
Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!
Ortho Eval needed: Seek evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon. Along with a thorough examination of your ankle, X-rays would likely be obtained to assess for a potential loose body of osteophyte that may make stair climbing painful. Instability or ankle looseness would also be assessed as the anterior and lateral aspect of the ankle is where the main stabilizing ligaments are located. ...Read more
31 yrs, t.Chol. 240, LDL 170, BP ok. Chest ache near both armpit on brisk walking. After 10 secs rest, no ache, and can walk w/o pain. Cardiac issue?
63yr old female. Bike rides once a year. After 26 mile ride, not well hydrated, experiences lower right quadrant pain. Pain remains 9 hours after ride?
Appendix: Make sure it is not your appendix. Please see a doctor to get checked out especially if the pain is still there or worsening. ...Read more
During long hike, going uphill was fine. On downhill, sharp knee pain under kneecap. Any ideas? Why only pain on downhill not uphill? Thank you.
Likely: Your patella (kneecap is the issue). Whether its due to arthritis and cartage wear or muscle weakness around the knee is a decision that your and your doctor will discuss. Suggest seeing an musculoskeletal orthopedic specialist to evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Am 33,5.10 height weight 83kg.not doing physical activity from years.should i Walk fast or jogg to reduce weight? Walking cause pain in outer leg side
Brisk walking: especially at first, is the best way to go. Please see your doctor to rule out conditions that may preclude the safety of you doing exercise. If cleared, build up length of time and use earphones. Boredom is a main reason people stop exercising. Just walk around the house, yard, street, whatever works. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Having same symptoms 2 months after heart bypass surgery. jaw pain when walking at moderate pace?
I am running three or more miles everyday for the past six years. I just started receving heart pain like someone on top of me.What should I do?
Heart pain and pins and needles running up my neck with burning pain. Should I seek help? I've been heavily depressed for days.
Yes: i am sorry to hear you are feeling depressed. You should definitely seek help for these symptoms from a qualified mental health professional. There are ways they can truly help. The physical symptoms you are feeling could be related to depression, or could be something else, but at your age are very unlikely to be related to the heart, which is good news. Still you should see a primary care doc. ...Read more
I am a 14 year old girl that does a lot of long distance running. Is a resting heart rate of 42-48 bpm too slow?
Primary care: Usually i would recommend to start with your primary care doctor. Usually then can figure it out and if needed get you to the right specialists. "heart pain" can mean many things. It could be heart, but also lung, musculoskeletal, esophagus to start with. Each needs a different specialists. The specialists for heart disease are called cardiologists. But i would start with you family doctor. ...Read more
Can U hav prolonged (on & off pain all day) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?
CM not painful: Cardiomyopathy is not painful. It's damaged heart muscle that leads to impairment of the pumping action of the heart. It usually leads to shortness of breath with exertion. You may be talking about Takotsubo cardiomyopathy which seems to be associated with a very high level of stress, usually an acute event. but again, not painful. It's diagnosed by echocardiogram and resolves in most cases. ...Read more
What are the causes of Diastolic Heart Failure? Can it be functional, or is it just structural? My neurologist did a tilt table test, said my heart contraction phase is longer than my relaxation phase. I never had heart pain, breathlessness, before a
Yes but not usually: The pain from coronary artery disease is most commonly in the middle of the chest or in the left chest. Pain more to the right would be unusual but possible. Of course, it the patient had the rare condition of dextrocardia (heart on right side of chest), then the pain would indeed be likely to be on the right side. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poetry: What a poetic question : ) chest pain can be caused by anxiety and there is a complex interaction between stress, depression, anxiety and cardiovascular status. It certainly can feel like our heart hurts, but if one seriously has acute chest pain, radiating arm pain, pressure on chest etc call 911. If not acute see a cardiologist, many cardiac conditions are missed due to disregarding symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Some people have "atypical chest pain" with non-life-threatening conditions such as mitral valve prolapse, a virus with mild inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart and lungs (called pleuropericarditis) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or asymmetric septal hypertrophy (abnormal thickening of one or more walls of the heart). However, any cardiac pain merits a careful cardiac evaluation. ...Read more
Heart attacks...: Present in many ways. Women may be diagnosed late if symptoms vary from classic "elephant on my chest. Symptoms are often mistaken for indigestion, fatigue or reflux disease. A sharp pain that is fleeting or pain that is reproduced by pushing on the area is unlikely cardiac. Heavy pain beneath the breast bone, jaw or neck pain and left arm pain are classic. If there is concern, go to the er! ...Read more
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