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What can I do to make running less painful on my shins?

What can I do to make running less painful on my shins?

Shin splints: Make sure you wear the proper running shoe for your foot strike: neutral vs. Supination vs. Pronation. A good running store should be able to make that assessment. Mid foot strike has become more popular with the renewed interest in "barefoot running.". ...Read more

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My calves and feet burn and hurt when I walk short distances also my hips what can I do to alleviate this pain bc it discourages me from walking?

My calves and feet burn and hurt when I walk short distances also my hips what can I do to alleviate this pain bc it discourages me from walking?

See your Physician: Several things may be going on here. Start with good examination and work up. If neurological and circulatory status is ok, see podiatrist to assess biomechanics. Try changing shoes. Supportive shoegear and inserts can make a big difference. ...Read more

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I have bruised both my toenails on both feet, probably due to wearing the wrong sized trainers while running. What can I do to fix it?

I have bruised both my toenails on both feet, probably due to wearing the wrong sized trainers while running. What can I do to fix it?

See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salt to try and draw out the blood from underneath the nail apply antiseptic and band aid. Consider seeing a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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My feet are swelling constantly and it hurts I can hardly walk when I get up, what do you suggest might be the problem?

My feet are swelling constantly and it hurts I can hardly walk when I get up, what do you suggest might be the problem?

Pregnancy can cause: Watch your diet you may be eating a lot of hiddden salt. You need to see you primary bcause if you are reatining too much fluid it could overwork your heart and cause a lot ofproblems. try and count how much salt you are eating. ...Read more

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What can I do if my knees hurt so bad after running on the treadmill. How else can I workout?

What can I do if my knees hurt so bad after running on the treadmill. How else can I workout?

Other machines: Some people find the elliptical machine or stationary bike to be easier on the knees. Swimming is another great exercise that is easy on the knees. ...Read more

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My hands both tend to swell during long walks. What could cause this? And can I do anything about it?

My hands both tend to swell during long walks.   What could cause this? And can I do anything about it?

Few possibilities: With both hands swelling, unlikely to have a blood clot in both arms, but you are on birth control, so that is possible. It may be related to your thyroid condition or some other autoimmune process like a type of Raynaud's phenomea. I would make an appointment with your doctor to do an exam. ...Read more

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Why do you get slightly swollen or puffy ankles and what can I do for them after i walk? Outside foot under ankle sore on the bony bit. Is better.

Why do you get slightly swollen or puffy ankles and what can I do for them after i walk? Outside foot under ankle sore on the bony bit. Is better.

Swelling: It is normal for women to get some swelling in the ankles over times as the deep veins of the leg become less effective at pumping blood back to the heart. Elevation and ice can help after exercise. Compression stockings can help. If there is also pain present, tendonitis or arthritis can be a cause and should be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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My ankles hurt and my legs hurt what can I do to stop the pain its so heard to walk it feels like my ankles are broken?

My ankles hurt and my legs hurt what can I do to stop the pain its so heard to walk it feels like my ankles are broken?

You need to : Find out what the source of the pain is. Is your circulation good? Do you have an issue with your back that causes pain downwards like spinal stenosis? Do you have flatfeet that from a biomechanical perspective are messing up your skeletal alignment. Once found then treatment plan can be initiated. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me why my feet are sore and my legs feel like they are on fire because when i'm sitting and try to get up i can't walk x?

Hi can you tell me why my feet are sore and my legs feel like they are on fire  because when i'm sitting and try to get up i can't walk x?

Neuropathy: Sounds like you may have some peripheral nerve damage. You should tell your story to a local physician and be evaluated. There are many causes and it is not always easy to sort out. Should at least have diabetes screening. ...Read more

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I sprained both ankles over a year ago but they still hurt and are tender to the touch, what can I do to help get better?

I sprained both ankles over a year ago but they still hurt and are tender to the touch, what can I do to help get better?

Better: There are a number of things that you can do, but you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for guidance. These include: physical therapy, bracing, cross training, injections, and sometimes even surgery. ...Read more

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I have been getting sorehands they are getting little knots in my fingers and on my knees but my feet are the worse i can't put much weight on them please tell me what you think will help

I have been getting sorehands they are getting little knots in my fingers and on my knees but my feet are the worse i can't put much weight on them please tell me what you think will help

Sore all Over: Soreness especially in feet and hands is likely a systemic arthritis, meaning it's not common everyday osteoarthritis. This includes rheumatoid, psoriatic arthritic or other. The 'knots' are most likely indicative of rheumatoid arthritis. Time to see an internist who will start with an exam, history and blood work. It can be that simple to get on the road of feeling better. ...Read more

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What to do if i lifted too much weight, and now my arms are in a lot of pain. What can I do to help?

What to do if i lifted too much weight, and now my arms are in a lot of pain. What can I do to help?

NSAIDs: If nsaids are not helpful, you've exhausted most otc meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an option, but if that does not help please see your doctor for other options. Also physical therapy can be helpful, otherwise a spine specialist evaluations may be needed. ...Read more

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My foot and ankle is extremly sore I can walk on in and move it a little but what can I do to help it?

My foot and ankle is extremly sore I can walk on in and move it a little but what can I do to help it?

Ice, see podiatrist: Did you have an injury? Or is this out of the blue? I would recommend seeing a podiatrist for a thorough history, physical examination, and possible an x-ray. In the meantime: rest, ice, elevation. ...Read more

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How can I get the tops of my feet to not hurt when i walk on a treadmill?

How can I get the tops of my feet to not hurt when i walk on a treadmill?

Instep pain: Check the shoes and make sure that the lacing system is not too tight. When you are on the treadmill, your dorsiflexors are firing, possibly causing a tendinitis on the dorsum of the foot.Improving your heel strike, and spending less time on the ball of the foot may help.If you have a high instep, a prescription orthtoic can help prevent the instep from irritating. ...Read more

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Why does it take so little to hurt myself? I could move my arm the wrong way and it'll crack and it'll be painful for a wk, same with knees ankles etc

Why does it take so little to hurt myself? I could move my arm the wrong way and it'll crack and it'll be painful for a wk, same with knees ankles etc

Complete physical: Your question is too broad to be answered. Seek a physician who will perform a comprehensive physical examination, blood and urine tests. You have multiple arthritic issues and you should consult a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have shin splints and everytime I ice my legs they hurt. is it because the ice is cold?

What to do if I have shin splints and everytime I ice my legs they hurt. is it because the ice is cold?

Nothing Fast Avail: Ice may decrease blood supply to the bone causing more pain. Shin Splints do not go away fast. You will feel improvement in them by decreasing any physical activity you may be doing to improve the pain from them. But they can take up to 4-6 weeks to improve. You may consider platelet therapy and stem cell therapy if not improving to heal tissues better. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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When I exercise my legs began to hurt me even I can't walk or sit because of the pain what should I do and why that happen as exercising is good?

When I exercise my legs began to hurt me even I can't walk or sit because of the pain what should I do and why that happen as exercising is good?

Vascular disease?: See your doctor to find out if the blood flow to your legs is partially blocked. That can cause pain in the legs during exercise. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my bum cheek, I looked and it's swollen making it very hard for me to walk or sit down? What should I do

I have a pain on my bum cheek, I looked and it's swollen making it very hard for me to walk or sit down? What should I do

See your doctor: This may be a skin infection with fluid in it, called an abscess. You can try soaking in a warm tub for comfort, but you need to see a doctor. Typically, areas like that need to be opened so the infection can drain out. Take over the counter pain medicine until you see your doctor. ...Read more