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Doctor insights on: Rest And Recovery From Rock Climbing

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Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?

Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs,  or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking  or running on level?

Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Feeling of trapped wind and chest pressure after vigorous exercise (going up medium speed two huge flights of stairs) and very tired?

Feeling of trapped wind and chest pressure after vigorous exercise (going up medium speed two huge flights of stairs) and very tired?

Chest pressure: From deconditioning to pulmonary embolism the differential diagnosis is vast ;needs formal consultative evaluation and management, not possible in this 400 character limited format ...Read more

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Recovering from surgery on ankle. In walking boot. Can walk.How long before swelling goes down? No damage to joint or surrounding muscles/ligament

Recovering from surgery on ankle. In walking boot. Can walk.How long before swelling goes down? No damage to joint or surrounding muscles/ligament

A Swell Ankle.: Recovering from ankle surgery can be unpredictable. Your age and type of surgery as well the extent of what was performed during surgery will all have an effect on your recovery time. The swelling, either pre or post operative, can linger on for some time. Your surgeon should provide you with the various ways to deal with it, ...Read more

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How long to comeback in your normal activities like playing softball and jiu jitsu from lumbar microdesectomy of L5 s1?

How long to comeback in your normal activities like playing softball and jiu jitsu from lumbar microdesectomy of L5 s1?

L/S Microdesectomy: Prognosis for a one level uncomplicated lumbar spine microdesectomy is very promising and can certainly provide a cure for many. With appropriate post-operative rehabilitation, a patient should be able to return to normal activities withing 2 to 3 months.One should keep in mind that each case is unique & the actual spine surgeon is the best person to ask about recovery. ...Read more

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Basketball son has pain on outside of left knee. Triggers seem to be jumping and twisting. Pain decreases once warmed up in game. He's 15. Ideas?

Basketball son has pain on outside of left knee.  Triggers seem to be jumping and twisting.  Pain decreases once warmed up in game.  He's 15.  Ideas?

Osgood-Schlatter: In the absence of trauma, young teen age athletes are prone to excessive tendon irritation and bone growth in the knees. Here is a reference for you. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/osgood-schlatter-disease/ds00392/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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I feel squeezing, substernal pressure on my chest while climbing stairs to the elevated train he rides to work. The pressure resolves after about minutes of rest.

I feel squeezing, substernal pressure on my chest while climbing stairs to the elevated train he rides to work. The pressure resolves after about minutes of rest.

It's time to see Dr.: With only those words, "squeezing, substernal pressure on my chest while climbing stairs," one must see the doctor right away. The wisest thing to do is call 911. The paramedics have oxygen, medications, and can do an EKG test. The E.R. doctor can evaluate for an impending heart attack. Even if it is not an impending heart attack, the E.R. usually can give an initial diagnosis and begin treatment. ...Read more

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Just recovered from calf strains. After 2weeks of light running i go to soccer practice and shin splints flare up. How can I heal them&keep playing?

Just recovered from calf strains. After 2weeks of light running i go to soccer practice and shin splints flare up. How can I heal them&keep playing?

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...Read more

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Will leg exercises in bed with ankle weights while on bed rest be helpful and keep legs from getting so weak?

Will leg exercises in bed with ankle weights while on bed rest be helpful and keep legs from getting so weak?

Probably yes.: Although I am unaware of a study of this, it makes sense and merits a formal study; many bedridden people might benefit from this idea. The exercise likely would not only help prevent weakness, but also help prevent venous blood clots. ...Read more

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Movement around the kneecap when walking or riding bike. Pain above the kneecap. Some kind of blockage when running like can't extend fully due to?

Movement around the kneecap when walking or riding bike. Pain above the kneecap. Some kind of blockage when running like can't extend fully due to?

Knee Cap: It sounds like you are having problems with your Patella or knee cap being out of its normal tracking. This can cause pain with the movements you are describing. You need to see a doctor. Bracing can help, but sometimes surgical release is needed. My daughter is an elite dancer and needed surgery on both knees to correct this. ...Read more

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Pain from knee down... On my feet for 9 hrs. Walking, bending and squatting.... When i'm at rest tends to hurt at its worst. Shin and calf aches-pain?

Pain from knee down... On my feet for 9 hrs. Walking, bending and squatting.... When i'm at rest tends to hurt at its worst.  Shin and calf aches-pain?

Orthotics & Exercise: Sometimes orthotics and cushioned shoes may help-including soft mats on the surfaces you stand on.Try to keep moving when standing. Ease into & out of your rest periods. Stretch your shins and calves during these periods if you are obese-this will contribute and so losing weight would be appropriate. Orthotics. ...Read more

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Ache in right lateral knee while walking through stairs or while walking after sitting,what will be the diagnosis?

Ache in right lateral knee while walking through stairs or while walking after sitting,what will be the diagnosis?

Many causes: There are a number of knee problems that can cause your pain. Without examining you it's difficulty to guess which one may be your problem. The following site discusses the causes for knee pain and you may find it helpful > http://bit.ly/1CVReWB ...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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Knee pain while first standing and climbing stairs after long flight. 60. Any ideas?

Knee pain while first standing and climbing stairs after long flight. 60. Any ideas?

Patellofemoral pain: Pain in the front of the knee when climbing stairs, first standing, or sitting for prolonged periods is generally from problems under the knee cap. This can be patellofemoral pain, chondromalacia patella or patellofemoral arthritis. ...Read more

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I get severe pain in my upper lateral calf when walking up hill or fast on level ground. It fades quickly when resting and no pain walking up hill.

I get severe pain in my upper lateral calf when walking up hill or fast on level ground. It fades quickly when resting and no pain walking up hill.

Calf pain: You don't give your age but this sounds like vascular Claudication. You might have spasming arteries in leg when exerted that relax at rest. This is by definition vascular Claudication. ...Read more

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Fastwalk1.3 mile/18minutes(4.0mph), two slopes and 3 flights of stairs.HR160 at the end and recover3min. I am out of shape/asthmatic. That's normal?

Fastwalk1.3 mile/18minutes(4.0mph), two slopes and 3 flights of stairs.HR160 at the end and recover3min. I am out of shape/asthmatic. That's normal?

Yes: Having a heart rate of 160 after running up 3 flights of stairs is normal. Recovery in 3 minutes is normal. Keep at it, and your performance will improve! ...Read more