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No pain except with long distance walking. Ran 1st half marathon apr 9th like this ever since look at my uploaded pics for more detail ?

No pain except with long distance walking. Ran 1st half marathon apr 9th like this ever since look at my uploaded pics for more detail 

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Stress Fracture: Congratulations on your first half marathon! While I cant see the uploaded pics I do think a few things 1. Possible over use muscle, tendon, ligament pull. Should get better with NSAID, ice, rest. 2. Possible early stress fracture bone. This does not show on X ray until about 6 weeks. You have to get a Bone scan to see a stress fracture. 3. Consider new running shoes. They wear w use. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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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 feel lots of pain in my testicle while walking long distance.

I feel lots of pain in my testicle while walking long distance.

Testis pain: Most cases of pain in the testicle will resolve on their own. A scrotal ultrasound may also be helpful. In general, i would advise that if your symptoms persist longer than three months, you should probably see an urologist. ...Read more

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When walking long distance my ankle tendon hurts, its getting worse, what could cause this?

When walking long distance my ankle tendon hurts, its getting worse, what could cause this?

Inflammation: When you get inflammation in a tendon and you keep doing the same activity that aggravates the inflammation then it gets worse. You need to rest from the aggravating activities to allow healing. ...Read more

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I have burning pain in toes walking long distance, what to do?

I have burning pain in toes walking long distance, what to do?

See a doctor: Perhaps you have a neuroma, or a radiculopathy. Either way you should have it checked out before the problem gets worse. ...Read more

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I have pain in my kidneys when walking longer distances (6 to 8 km). I am currently taking nitrofurantoin and ciprinol. Can i keep walking?

I have pain in my kidneys when walking longer distances (6 to 8 km). I am currently taking nitrofurantoin and ciprinol. Can i keep walking?

Pain: How you know that the pain is related to your kidneys is the obvious question. If you have had kidney stones previously you need to be seen by a nephrologist or urologist and evaluated thoroughly. Hopefully you are not on chronic nitrofurantoin. This is a potentially quite dangerous medication, and if you have kidney infection it will do nothing for you. Ciprofloxacin may or may not be helpful. ...Read more

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I am 63, female, in good health. I have throbbing knee pain (both) when in bed at night. I do not have diffiuculty walking, long distances even, and d?

Many things: If you have no pain walking, unless you walk very slowly, poor circulation seems unlikely. Most of my patients experience more pain when they go to bed, what ever the condition happens to be. I think that is because we are distracted during the day and we aggravate many conditions with daily activities, so it hurts more when we go to bed. You may have arthritis, a pinched nerve, a torn meniscus ...Read more

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Can pubic bone instability cause slight swelling of the pubic mound and groin areas and pain in hip when walking long distances? and sciatica pain?

Can pubic bone instability cause slight swelling of the pubic mound and groin areas and pain in hip when walking long distances? and sciatica pain?

Shouldn't: While the pelvis is all interconnected, the pubic bone is in the front, and shouldn't cause swelling. It is curious why you think this joint is unstable. You may want to ask you primary care if an imaging study would be appropriate. Sciatica is typically caused by disc disease of the spine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have restless legs at night and foot pain when walking long distances. What could it be?

Have restless legs at night and foot pain when walking long distances. What could it be?

Likely: Two seperate problems. Seems you made the restless legs syndrome diagnosis, but more info is needed to help with the foot pain while walking as that is too general of a complaint. ...Read more

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What is the Treatment of Chronic Non Bacterial Prostatitis? Precautions to Take? like Running or Walking long distance etc

What is the Treatment of Chronic Non Bacterial Prostatitis? Precautions to Take? like Running or Walking long distance etc

Just live with it: Nonbacterial prostatitis usually is harmless, with no proved long term health consequences. An antibiotic like ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin often is tried in case of bacterial infection but usually doesn't help. Some experts believe sexual release is helpful. For sex isn't harmful either for patient or his parrtners, so don't hold back from sex or masturbation. No harm (or help) from exercise. ...Read more

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There is problem in my rectum. when i keep walking a time or biking a long distance, it starts to pain a lot. what is the main reason of this?

There is problem in my rectum. when i keep walking a time or biking a long distance, it starts to pain a lot. what is the main reason of this?

Hemorrhoids or more?: Anal pain or rectal pain? Pain from the rectum as you described that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What makes blisters enough to walk a long distance better?

What makes blisters enough to walk a long distance better?

Common sense: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot walk long distance due to back pain?

Back pain: Walking s one of the best exercises for backpain, but many patients cannot walk due to pain! Try aquatic exercises, walking in water upto neck deep. You may benefit from interventional pain treatments to relieve joint pain from the spine, or if you have stenosis even a steroid injection can provide short term relief wile you get the therapy started. Good luck ...Read more

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My knee hurts from walking a long distance. Did I mess it up permantnely?

My knee hurts from walking a long distance. Did I mess it up permantnely?

Knee pain: Usually walking especially on flat ground is excellent exercise for one's knees. Proper shoe wear is paramount so the thought that you are causing permanent damage is less of an issue if at all. ...Read more