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My shins hurt quite a bit when I run or jog. Is there any way to prevent the pain?

My shins hurt quite a bit when I run or jog. Is there any way to prevent the pain?

Couple possibilities: Based on the information available, i believe the most likely diagnostic possibilities include shin splints, medial tibial stress syndrome, exercise induced compartment syndrome, or a stress fracture. The treatments for each are different. See an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Shin Splints (Definition)

A condition characterized by acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, ...Read more


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It is painful for me to sit down a certain way even get up. When I pee it hurts even more . This pain is coming from the right side of my hip.

It is painful for me to sit down a certain way even get up. When I pee it hurts even more . This pain is coming from the right side of my hip.

Right hip pain: You should speak to your doc about this soon. You may have anatomical issues in your pelvis and you may need some imaging studies done on you. Be seen soon. ...Read more

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I bruised the top of my foot the other day and want to know if icy hot will work to relieve the pain even though there is very little muscle there.

I bruised the top of my foot the other day and want to know if icy hot will work to relieve the pain even though there is very little muscle there.

Yes: Topical analgesia agents have been known to help common bruises. Arthritic pains and aches. This will ease the sensory nerves to the dorsum of the foot. Rest, ice, elevation, and nsaids would also help. ...Read more

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There is no pain but when I do a row or a pull down at the gym i can't seem to pull I am doing half as much as the other side is it a nerve

There is no pain but when I do a row or a  pull down at the gym i can't seem to  pull  I am  doing half as much as the other side is it a nerve

You say that: You have half the strength on one side as another? Thats not normal. Go see your doctor. They will test your nerves and muscle strength in the office. ...Read more

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I have a rough tough vein or something running most tge way though my penis .No pain . A little discomfort once in a while. What could it be and cure.

I have a rough tough vein or something running most tge way though my penis .No pain . A little discomfort once in a while. What could it be and cure.

Dorsal vein of penis: This is normal in most men. Only a very occasional man requests surgical tying off of this vein. Discuss with a urologist if this is really bothering you. Best advice is to live with it. ...Read more

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When I run my right ankle tends to roll, after a handful of times I sprained it. Is there a way to prevent this? The rolling I mean.

When I run my right ankle tends to roll, after a handful of times I sprained it. Is there a way to prevent this? The rolling I mean.

Rolling ankles: You can try running on more flat and level surfaces. Make sure you have good shoe gear. If your ankles continue to roll, or if you have pain or instability while walking or doing other normal activity, ask to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I keep bruising the pads of my feet when I walk or run is there something I can do to stop this?

I keep bruising the pads of my feet when I walk or run is there something I can do to stop this?

Try new shoes: Often times something as simple as a new pair of shoes can solve this problem. Off the shelf sports orthotics or inserts are also something to consider. Any good running shoe store with trained shoe fitting staff can help you figure the best course of action in your particular case. ...Read more

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I've had back pain for years if I stand walk or sit too long or before rain there's also stiffness in it and intense burning do not know what it is .

I've had back pain for years if I stand walk or sit too long or before rain there's also stiffness in it and intense burning do not know what it is .

Have you considered: a work-up?Honestly,if one lives long enough(age 48)one will develop back pain.Ask around.The best way to recover is through exercises,stretching,pain relief meds when necessary,& avoidance of activity associated with the injury.As long as there is no radiation,numbness,weakness down the legs,and no incontinence,your pretty much ok.Go get seen&best of luck... ...Read more

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What's wrong with my foot? I have been having a lot of pain in my foot. I am very active but didn't do anything in particular to injure the area. The pain is usually when i walk or run which I have been trying not to do. Sometimes it hurts while resting b

Hello, : Hello, i can not diagnose your source of pain. However, the lack of injury and presentation at the base of the big toe does make one wonder about gout. Gout can occur if there is too much uric acid in the body and it crystalizes in joints. A frequent place that gout can strike is the big toe. The pain can impact the whole foot, or sometimes the ankle. It can also cause joint pain in other parts of the body. The toe area might swell or become red. Why don't you talk to your doctor and he or she can evaluate you to help to determine what is causing your pain. Stay well. ...Read more

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I'm a runner that can't run because my knees hurt and swell if i run for longer than 10 minutes. Is there a supplement that can help heal my knees?

I'm a runner that can't run because my knees hurt and swell if i run for longer than 10 minutes. Is there a supplement that can help heal my knees?

?? ??: Can try glucosamine and chondroitin they help some people walk fast instead of running it is about as effective and less damaging seeing a sports medicine doctor or orthopedic surgeon would also be a good idea. ...Read more

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I have a large lump on my butt check from falling and it hurts to run or jump. When will this go away? Is there anything i can do to spend up recovery

I have a large lump on my butt check from falling and it hurts to run or jump. When will this go away? Is there anything i can do to spend up recovery

Hematoma: You may be having a hematoma (blood collection) from the injury. It takes some time to heal. Usually, nothing makes it heal faster. Cold application right after the injury may help the discomfort. Later on, warm applications may be soothing. ...Read more

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After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

?shin splints: You may have shin splints from running too often. Try a day of rest in between runs. Stretch more often. Anti-inflammatories. You could have knee arthritis. Some people benefit from heel wedges but not ankle braces when they have bowed legs. If this doesn't help, then I think he need an examination by an orthopedic doctor & XR. There could also be a knee cap tracking issue. ...Read more

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My lower back is making me feel painful all the time. Is there a way to cure this. Will playing badminton and going for diving make it worst?

My lower back is making me feel painful all the time. Is there a way to cure this. Will playing badminton and going for diving make it worst?

Diving with bad back: I don't recommend diving if you are already in pain. If you haven't already been evaluated by your physician, recommend that. You can discuss the option of acupuncture with your doctor as an adjunct. The time to dive is after your back issues have been addressed & have improved. Take cafe. ...Read more

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I can walk without pain in my left calf but after running for about 5 minutes it tightens up and running becomes impossible. What could this be?

I can walk without pain in my  left calf but after running for about 5 minutes it tightens up and running becomes impossible.  What  could this be?

Sounds muscular: While the issue sounds like a muscular issue which may be improved with therapy treatment such as stretching and modalities to decrease any inflammation in the area. If it is always related to running, you may have an intermittent compartment syndrome. ...Read more

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There is a hump on my foot that burst yesterday it hurts when im trying to walk, slightly limping. Just want to know what is it and the cause of it?

There is a hump on my foot that burst yesterday it hurts when im trying to walk, slightly limping. Just want to know what is it and the cause of it?

Ganglion cyst: It is likely that it was a ganglion cyst which is a benign fluid filled sac that arises from a joint or a tendon sheath. If this settles down over a week or two then it will probably be ok. But if the pain persists or worsens then see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to lessen the pain from a bruise? I just got a guitar and im having a lot of fun with it but the strings are bruising my fingers

Is there any way to lessen the pain from a bruise? I just got a guitar and im having a lot of fun with it but the strings are bruising my fingers

Time: I am assuming it is the hand on the frets you are talking about. As you play more you will develope callus on the tips of the fingers and this will not bother you any more. ...Read more

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My girlfriend did a little too much walking up and down the hill during a ski trip. Is there anything she can do to effectively relieve doms at home?

My girlfriend did a little too much walking up and down the hill during a ski trip. Is there anything she can do to effectively relieve doms at home?

Ice, NSAIDs: Doms or delayed onset muscle soreness is a condition that causes muscle pain usually starting 24-48 hours after strenuous activity. It is self limited and will get better over the course of several days in most cases. Good hydration, anti-inflammatory medicines and icing can help to speed recovery. ...Read more

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How do I know if there is fluid under my knee cap? I can push down on myknee cap but its like a stinging pain when any pressure is on it. What can ido

How do I know if there is fluid under my knee cap? I can push down on myknee cap but its like a stinging pain when any pressure is on it. What can ido

Fluid under knee cap: It may be hard for you to know whether you have fluid under knee cap or not. Your doc, however, can do certain tests in the office that will help him determine that. ...Read more