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Why Do My Legs Ache After Running
Deconditioning: Hi EHerring Most runners over 70 get used to 'start up' pains in knees and ankles...we assume it has to do with less synovial fluid and less elastin in our connective tissue as we age. You might try doing the letters of the alphabet with feet before running to get the fluid flowing. If continues, consult podiatrist or physiatrist. ...Read more
Nerves: The nerves that come from your uterus into your spine also come from your legs and back. It is called referred pain and is reflection of how your nervous system is wired. Use motrin or better start birth control pill patch or ring and menstrual symptoms will decrease substantially. ...Read more
Pain transmission: The most common issue of pms is fatigue which can lower the stress threhold making discomfort more prominant. The pain distribution would be helpful. Most of the deep nerves run along the back of the legs but some come thru the front. U could have an enlarged urterus affecting the nerves but that is difficult to say without exam. Try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2xper dat 5 days period to the period if ok 4 u. ...Read more
Need more info: Pain in the arms after exercising are concerning for cardiac disease (exercise-induced ischemia), vascular disease, or may be due to neurologic causes (pinched nerves irritated by activity). You really should see your physician so they can ask other questions and perform a physical exam. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: There are many reasons for pain on the back of the knee. If it occurs with running most commonly it will be related to hamstring tendon injuries or nerve entrapment. A medical evaluation can help elucidate what is going on. Look for a sports medicine, physical medicine or orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
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