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Long Distance Walking
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
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
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
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
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
What causes a groin to hurt? can walking long distances you arent used to make it hurt? or does that mean prenancy?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers