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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read more

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Is ballroom dancing physically exerting?

Is ballroom dancing physically exerting?

Moderately: Per: http://caloriecount.About.Com/calories-burned- ballroom dancing at a fast pace can burn 374 calories in an hour for a 150 pound individual. It could be considered moderate exertion. ...Read more

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17 y/o athlete female.resting HR around 65-75,walking up stairs HR 115-120.sometimes resting HR in 90's,pounding,pulsating,walking stairs up 130-145?

17 y/o athlete female.resting HR around 65-75,walking up stairs HR 115-120.sometimes resting HR in 90's,pounding,pulsating,walking stairs up 130-145?

Either U R not in-: -as good shape as U think. It is unusual @ Ur age to have such a change in HR just walking up stairs. I am 74 & running stairs does not get 2 145 or even close, so talk 2 Ur parents & let them kno. U need 2 @ least C Ur PCP 4 a start & get referrals if need B. ...Read more

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How many miles should I walk(i brisk walk) to lose weight?

How many miles should I walk(i brisk walk) to lose weight?

No standard.: Use an app 4 ur phone & keep up to date so u don't forget, also apps 2 count ur calories 4 each bite, portion u eat, if the daily in/out r = u will stay the same. By adding more exercise & cutting calories so calories out is >than in u win the greater the negative balance the faster u will loose. Adequate diet, protein & hydration r also important. ...Read more

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Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more

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Feeling short of breath when climbing stairs?

Feeling short of breath when climbing stairs?

It depends...: Shortness of breath can be associated with exercise that is out of the ordinary for us - so if you are sedentary, the exertion of climbing stairs can cause shortness of breath. If you are normally able to do this without being short of breath or discomfort, this is a significant change and you should see your doctor straight away. It could be a sign of cardiac or pulmonary disease. ...Read more

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Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .

Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .

Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more

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Foot pain on outside of foot when walk or climb stairs?

Foot pain on outside of foot when walk or climb stairs?

Short leg: Generally pain on the outside of one foot is from a short leg providing you have not had trauma to your foot or leg. I would need more infromation to give a better answer, such as hip pain one side, low back pain one side, is the pain in the foot at the midpoint of the outside of the foot, abnormal shoe wear as one shoe wears different than the other? See a podiatrist for better diagnosis. ...Read more

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CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

See Dr. ASAP: You may be giving yourself a "stress test" so get into the Dr asap to assess your cardiac status/function and assure your heart is stable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Started having palpitations walking upstairs. Little dizzyness/weak feeling. Run 2miles day.ardio test (stress, echo, coronary cta) Blood work ok?

Started having palpitations walking upstairs. Little dizzyness/weak feeling. Run 2miles day.ardio test (stress, echo, coronary cta) Blood work ok?

MostTests DoNot Show: what is happening, human brain controlled body too complex, tests limited & focused on detecting only severe enough abnormalities. Artery disease typically begins in later childhood, no symptoms/detection for decades because in wall of arteries & arteries expand http://goo.gl/aRhOU2. CTA most effective yet still miss till advanced enough. Optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c, BP & study my answers. ...Read more

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Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Common sense: If it hurts don't do it. It depends on the degree of injury. If not severe, walking using a shoe with good support should be okay. ...Read more

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22yo female right knee aches walking upstairs?

22yo female right knee aches walking upstairs?

Knee pain: This likely indicates damage inside the knee joint. You need to be evaluated by your doctor to find out exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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Pain/pressure in knee and ankle when i walk or stand. Slight cramoing and pain in foot also whike resting, standing or walking. 28/f. Healthy.?

Pain/pressure in knee and ankle when i walk or stand.  Slight cramoing and pain in foot also whike resting, standing or walking.  28/f.  Healthy.?

I would : Entertain the possibility of a mechanical cause such as a flatfoot or hyper pronated foot. Arthritic possibilities must also be considered. Finally, pain in one joint, could be the problem which ultimately causes pressure on the next...So a physical exam in person by a doctor would be a good idea. ...Read more

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How does walking uphill and downhill in high heel shoes affect muscle kinesiology?

How does walking uphill and downhill in high heel shoes affect muscle kinesiology?

Its all about the: Achilles tendon. Walking on flat surfaces with high heeled shoes on a regular basis causes shortening/tightening of the tendon. Doing so on hills is a bigger issue between the extra stress on the tendon when going uphill and the strain on the anterior muscles of the leg and overall balance when going downhill. ...Read more

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Numbness in left ft while running, abt mile 3. Walking makes it worse. Stop for 2 minutes then running fixes it. Roomy shoes, normal pronation. Thoughts?

Numbness in left ft while running, abt mile 3. Walking makes it worse. Stop for 2 minutes then running fixes it. Roomy shoes, normal pronation. Thoughts?

Fascia injury: Likely have a chronic repetitive injury to fascia attachment of butt muscles where they attach to your thigh bone. Feel around very carefully, and see what is most tender. That will be the very best clue. Do not be fooled by thinking this is spine and nerve related--or even foot related. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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Going from sedentary lifestyle to walking 5 miles in one day?

Moderation.: Kudos to you for ending your sedentary lifestyle, but i would recommend building up to that distance. Starting too quickly can lead to increased injuries as well as frustrations with not being able to meet goals. Write out a plan to build up to a goal over the next several days and weeks. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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My heart is racing and feel dizzy when walking up stairs?

My heart is racing and feel dizzy when walking up stairs?

See a good physician: I assume a small number of stairs. You may have an abnormality of the conduction system that regulates your heartbeat. It may be apparent on an ekg or perhaps an exercise ekg may demonstrate a problem. Of course, other problems could also be the cause, such as a malfunctioning heart valve or a congenital abnormality of the heart. You are young and need to see a good physician. ...Read more

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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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