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Why do my legs give out after running for extended periods?

Why do my legs give out after running for extended periods?

Fatigue?: Common reasons for giving out include 1) instability from ligament insufficiency or tear, 2) weak muscle from atrophy/weakness/muscle disease etc. 3) pain. After extended running its possible you are experiencing fatigue which prevents your muscles from properly firing and holding you up. Therefore you must be properly hydrated, conditioned and trained to undergo rigorous running. ...Read more

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Is it normal to heavy periods I have lots of clots and when i sit or lay down i feel it running down my legs i feel it running when i get up and i also get a sharp on my left side where i can't even walk

Is it normal to heavy periods I have lots of clots and when i sit or lay down i feel it running down my legs i feel it running when i get up and i also get a sharp on my left side where i can't even walk

Hello. : Hello. Some women have a pattern of heavy periods. If this is a change in your periods and is recurrent, it could lead to anemia or hypovolemia. If this is a change, it may be benefit you to be evaluated for the cause of the heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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Why do the inner sides of my lower legs hurt after running?

Why do the inner sides of my lower legs hurt after running?

Muscle strain: It sounds like you may be pronating at the level of the foot and creating muscle strain. Try an orthotic in your shoe to stabilize your foot and ankle. ...Read more

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Lately on my right leg i'm hearing a pop sound after running this week but i'm ok walking on in. I don't know what i did to my leg?

Lately on my right leg i'm hearing a pop sound after running this week but i'm ok walking on in. I don't know what i did to my leg?

Tendon issue: Popping is usually due to a tendon issue. Try running a little less and using some ibuprofen to see if you can calm down the inflammation over the next few weeks. Warm compresses and wearing an ace wrap may also help. ...Read more

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How to treat a lump in the lower portion of my leg after running. No pain associated with the lump?

How to treat a lump in the lower portion of my leg after running. No pain associated with the lump?

Lump in lefg : It really depends where exactly in the leg the lump is, the size, texture, color, how long its been there, if it comes and goes, etc. Without a picture, need more descriptors to answer this question. But do not let it stop you from running. ...Read more

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I have started running two miles everyday. After running the bottom half of my legs starts to hurt. Is this normal?

I have started running two miles everyday. After running the bottom half of my legs starts to hurt. Is this normal?

If U mean Ur calves: -gastrocnemius U may B running on Ur toes. That's not proper technique. Should B a heel-toe gait, just like when Ur walking. Many runners who start out do it, but it's not the way 2 run. Take it from a father of an Olympic runner, who was in the trials @ Atlanta & Sacramento. ...Read more

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I am having continuous leg pain specially in my leg muscles after running.. i am running since 60 days but the pain is increasing instead..

I am having continuous leg pain specially in my leg muscles after running.. i am running since 60 days but the pain is increasing instead..

Consider DVT first: Always consider possibility of a deep vein thrombosis FIRST. If it is NOT DVT, look for other causes – trauma / overuse, hereditary myopathy, autoimmune myopathy, toxic myopathy (caffeine?), arterial disease / malformations, nerve roots disease. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running. Am I low on some minerals?

I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running.  Am I low on some minerals?

Maybe: Dehydration, low potassium can contribute to cramping. Try hydration, repletion with banana, oj. Stretching, ice massages can help. Consider venous disease as a cause, and seek serves of a phlebologist to evaluate the veins in your legs. ...Read more

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I had a what looked like a couple standard mosquito bites on my legs after running then they turned reddish/purple after a couple days. Should I worry?

I had a what looked like a couple standard mosquito bites on my legs after running then they turned reddish/purple after a couple days. Should I worry?

Possible allergic : you may have developed some possible allergic reaction. You can use some over the counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day for 3-5 days. It would be nice to send a picture. ...Read more

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My legs are in pain after running, what could it be?

Muscle, neve,blood: Some things it can be but are not limited to include muscle fatique, exercise induced compartment syndrome, peripheral vascular disease, claudication (neurologic or vascular), myopathy, some medciations can cause muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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I am having b/l lower leg pain since nearly 2 years. .Increased after running , pain is more for 2 or 3days after activity, tender distal medial tibia?

I am having b/l lower leg pain since nearly 2 years. .Increased after running , pain is more for 2 or 3days after activity, tender distal medial tibia?

?shin splints: If the discomfort is not in the knees but in the lower legs below the knee, these may be shin splints due to overuse and muscle irritation especially brought on by running. Try reducing your running, ice the legs and , if you can take them, nsaids like Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help. Theses measures may also help knee tendonitis, etc. For more advice or worsening symptoms, see your md. ...Read more

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After running yesterday, a tender, red lump has developed on the outside of my leg about 4 inches above my ankle. Its about an inch in diameter.

Leg Lump: Thanks for the question. Can I assume you have run many times before and this never happened? This would require a photo to see if it looks like a ganglion (common), fascial herniation (more common in this area), or superficial insect bite. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. It specifically flares up after running for about a mile. The pain runs down the back of my upper leg, down into my calf?

I am experiencing  knee pain. It specifically flares up after running for about a mile. The pain runs down the back of my upper leg, down into my calf?

Choices baker's cyst: The first thing that comes to mind is could this be a Baker's cyst. This is the swelling in the back of the knee and can go up the back of the thigh and down the calf. There are also tendons and bursitis that can cause these problems. This is something you need to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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