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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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Walking (Definition)

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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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