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Doctor insights on: How Long Until Legs Start To Thin From Distance Running

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Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday.  Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Well: Running will not be good for thin legs and if the bones are frail it may cause more harm than good. You want to do cardio, maybe use a stairmaster and do wieght bearing excercises that strengthen bone and increase muscle mass. Brisk walking is good for your heart and endurance but if you want real physcial change involving increased muscle tone, wt bearing will need to b involved. Gd luc. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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Few months ago, after I ran for a long time I had pain in my legs muscles. And now the pain appears each time I start running. Iam 20 years old. Why?

Few months ago, after I ran for a long time I had pain in my legs muscles. And now the pain appears each time I start running. Iam 20 years old. Why?

Spasm? tear?: Could be technique, shoes, body mechanics, less likely referred pain from back. Might have had small tear in muscle, takes a long time to heal, re-traumatizing area. Might benefit from physical therapy; see md. ...Read more

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I had an ulna bone osteotomy and tfcc repair. How long is recovery? When can I start exerciseing again, walking, running, leg weights ect?

I had an ulna bone osteotomy and tfcc repair. How long is recovery? When can I start exerciseing again, walking, running, leg weights ect?

Ask your surgeon: Arthroscopic tfcc repair (w/ ulnar shortening)may require several months(3-4)before full athletic activity can resume . The osteotomy must obviously heal before u can lift weights and resume raquet sports and golf. Before we release our patients to these sports the ostetomy must heal;and motion and strength of upper extremity be nearly equal to non- op.Wrist.See your ors for activities ucan do now. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Scoliosis : You have one limb longer than the other. This may be from scoliosis or just the way your body is made. Also it can be from catheterization in children. You may need special shoes that have one side thicker. This should correct the need to be run bow legged. ...Read more

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While running i felt a tear in my hip. It hurts unbearably whenever i pick my leg up. Does anyone know what this is? How long will i be out of sports?

Likely muscle strain: A muscle strain is a tearing of a muscle. The will hurt when it is used or stretched. U probably "strained" one of your hip flexor muscles. It take 1-6 weeks to heal and become hip free. But if the pain prevents you form putting weight on the leg or persists see a doctor , there is a possibility that this could be something else like a stress fracture or a hernia. ...Read more

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I am 33 and suffer from lower leg pain also my lower leg is very thin . While running there is slight pain in the center of calf bone.

I am 33 and suffer from lower leg pain also my lower leg is very thin . While running there is slight pain in the center of calf bone.

Leg pain: More history is needed to elucidate the nature of your problem. Questions as to how long it's been present, other symptoms associated with the pain. You will need a doc to examine you. May need xray and/or bloodwork. ...Read more

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I am noticing constant pain running down the outside of one leg since I started marathon training?

I am noticing constant pain running down the outside of one leg since I started marathon training?

Over training???: Need to monitor your body to not over do or over train. The pain can be from several issues, including the need for better, newer running shoes. If this problem does not resolve with rest, contact an orthopedic specialist ...Read more

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