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Lower leg muscle (tibialis anterior?) hurts during racquetball. Treadmill prior to game not helping.

Lower leg muscle (tibialis anterior?) hurts during racquetball. Treadmill prior to game not helping.

Be cautious: If you have injured your calf, be sure to rest and avoid intense activity until healed. Avoid future injury by doing warm up stretches, and returning to more intense activity gradually. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I took 5days off from exercise & icheated on my diet for one day. I was working out today (treadmill) then my legs felt weak. What could be the cause?

I took 5days off from exercise & icheated on my diet for one day. I was working out today (treadmill) then my legs felt weak. What could be the cause?

Leg weakness: It may be that you took a break and you need to ease back into your routine. Perhaps, you overdid today. Try less strenuous work up next time. ...Read more

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Is it okay to still use a treadmill or elliptical machine if my knee and leg hurts from doing it?

Is it okay to still use a treadmill or elliptical machine if my knee and leg hurts from doing it?

Let me help you: When you pain with any exercise this something wrong, try to change the routine you have to a different exercise so it will not heart. ...Read more

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Will an hour of cardio a day (30 min elliptical + 30 min treadmill) and a restricted diet slim my legs down?

Will an hour of cardio a day (30 min elliptical + 30 min treadmill) and a restricted diet slim my legs down?

Spot reducing: Loosing weight in one area, e.g., legs, stomach, etc. doesn't happen well. We loose weight all over our bodies. Exercising your legs will change fat into muscle so they will have more definition and be stronger, which is positive. Above all, aim for overall wellness, stay neat, clean, treat others the way you would like to be treated. That is what makes us truly attractive. Peace & health. ...Read more

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Fell of treadmill while texting 14 days ago,big gash in leg near ankle,WILL NOT heal. Drains and pain when covered, not sure why. ?

Fell of treadmill while texting 14 days ago,big gash in leg near ankle,WILL NOT heal. Drains and pain when covered, not sure why. ?

A draining non : Healing wound should be evaluated by a doctor.....what is your tetanus history? Draining frequently implied infected in which case you may need to be on an antibiotic....go see a doctor. ...Read more

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My knee crunches and hurts when im walking on the treadmill or doing leg excercises. My leg feels like its going to give out while on the treadmil.

My knee crunches and hurts when im walking on the treadmill or doing leg excercises. My leg feels like its going to give out while on the treadmil.

Knee Crepitus: We call crunching in the knee crepitus. It usually comes from problems under the kneecap. If the pain is located right in the center of the knee then the patella is the usual culprit. If the pain worsens going from sitting to standing or with stairs then i feel comfortable that the problem lies behind the patella. Strength training for your knee is the answer with weight training. ...Read more

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I have pain in my Achilles tendon when I start running on the treadmill only. On the left leg mostly.what should I do?

I have pain in my Achilles tendon when I start running on the treadmill only. On the left leg mostly.what should I do?

Slow down: slow down and rest. do not go back to exercise until pain is gone. when you go back to exercise,make sure that you stretch well. you could end up rupturing your Achilles. that is a big deal required surgery. ...Read more

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Will I really lose some inches around 3-4 from thighs and legs by just running on treadmill and balanced diet ? Please tell.

Will I really lose some inches around 3-4 from thighs and legs by just running on treadmill and balanced diet ? Please tell.

Balanced diet and: exercise promote health and weight loss. One cannot say how much you will loose but fat will turn to muscle and you will look and feel more toned in body. See y our doc to make sure you are healthy enough for the changes you are making. Peace and good health. Measure your goodness by the way you act and treat others and not the number on the scale. ...Read more

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I walk 1.50mls at 2.5spd on treadmill. Should i stop when i reach my goal or keep walking at slower speed to cool down? Should i ice my legs afterward

I walk 1.50mls at 2.5spd on treadmill. Should i stop when i reach my goal or keep walking at slower speed to cool down? Should i ice my legs afterward

Pulse: Exercise for 20-30 mins when your target pulse reaches and remains at it value. Go on the internet and calculate what you target pulse is. Then increase exercise until you reach the target and continue for 20-30 mins at that rate. Then cool down for 4 mins and you are done. ...Read more

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I would like to tone and make my legs stronger. What ways can I do that at home without treadmills or any fitness machines?

Toning Legs: You need to work on your muscles from the thigh down to the ankle. Lean your back against the wall and slowly slide down and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Face the wall with your arms outstretched and do 2 minutes of continuous calf raises. Repeat this 2-3 times. Get 10 lb ankle weights and sitting on a firm chair do leg extensions. 5 sets of 20 reps. Lay on stomach and flex knee same. ...Read more

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Pain in both calves when walking up stairs and when using a exercising bike any leg lift exercising machine. No problem using a treadmill . ?

Calf pain: I doubt that your pain is related to circulation but that can't be ruled out without being seen for an evaluation. It is more likely that your pain is muscular, related to a ligament, or a tendon. Any new medicines that you are taking? At this point, we can't do much better than offer a guess. I would suggest that you see your doctor.. ...Read more

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Did leg press yesterday with ~400 lbs. I heard a loud pop in my knee but it didn't hurt. I started to run on the treadmill today and my knee hurts?

Did leg press yesterday with ~400 lbs. I heard a loud pop in my knee but it didn't hurt. I started to run on the treadmill today and my knee hurts?

See an Ortho Dr: you should rest, ice, compress, elevate the knee. Make an appointment to get it looked at. May need an xray and some manual testing to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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What to do to help relive soreness from the gym specifically in my legs? It's been a few days i haven't been on the treadmill since i'm so sore. Ty!

What to do to help relive soreness from the gym specifically in my legs? It's been a few days i haven't been on the treadmill since i'm so sore. Ty!

Stretch: Stretching and nsaids as well as avoiding heavy exertion may help you recover. Most importantly is adequate streathing and warm up before you exercise to avoid injury. ...Read more

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There is pain in my achillies and the calf area of my left leg only while running on the treadmill and I stop due to pain.what shud I do? I tried ice

Rest cross training: Maybe developing Achilles tendinitis. May need to cross train with a lighter exercise such as bike or try elliptical. Heat, NSAIDs, stretching can be helpful for tendinitis. Watch carefully, don't ignore and allow it to escalate. Can be difficult to obtain resolution if you allow inflammation to become chronic. ...Read more

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I am informed i don't need to overheat or lift heavy weights but i'm really unhappy with my legs. How using mainly and elliptical and treadmill?

I am informed i don't need to overheat or lift heavy weights but i'm really unhappy with my legs. How using mainly and elliptical and treadmill?

Depends: Depends on exactly what it is that you are unhappy with them about. If you went and saw a trainer, they almost certainly could help you come up with an acceptable exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in the backside of my shin when I run on a treadmill for a while?I started exercising a week ago and the pain is mostly left leg

Why do I have pain in the backside of my  shin when I run on a treadmill for a while?I started exercising a week ago and the pain is mostly left leg

Varies: There are a number of potential causes including "shin splints" , an early stress reaction of the tibia, and even exercise induced compartment syndrome. Warming up, stretching, cool downs, and not running on a real high incline can help; also some runners have pronation malalignment of their foot and there are anti-pronation running shoes available. Consider being seen if it persists. ...Read more

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