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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
What could be wrong if my sister's period is a week late and she has painful cramps running down her leg and side?
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
Over an extended period of time, will having a phone in my pocket give me leg, testicular, or heart cancer?
Need exam: Difficult to say why your legs are " giving out" while running w/out a physical examination. See a board certified ors and get a diagnosis , then tx. Can begin. Common diagnoses would be quadriceps weakness , patellofemoral ( kneecap) instability , tibial periostis ( shin splints), etc.Good luck! ...Read more
Went running yesterday and today have shooting pains through my shin bone and my leg keeps giving way, what could be wrong?
I can't seat for extended periods of time w/out my lft leg hurting really bad when I try to get up&move. Could this be the factor v Leiden disorder?
Not likely: What you describe is more concerning for some compromise of the nerve(s) of the spine. Alternatively, it could just be increased muscle tone/spasm related to prolonged sitting. Factor V leiden predisposes people to blood clots and blood clots, if going to cause pain, usually cause pain whether seated or standing. ...Read more
4 days late, leg cramps, slight hardly existent cramps, period is usually spot on give or take 1 day. Took 1 test came back negative ?
I know it is really: surprising when your period is late when it is usually very predictably on time. But with a negative pregnancy test taken after the day you expected your period, it is still highly likely you are not pregnant. Stress, illness, medications, changes in general (the holidays!) all affect your hormones and menstrual pattern. If no menses in another week, test again. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Pain in the outer fold of underside of knee. Increased pain when bending the leg or after being on my feet for an extended period. Help!
See your doctor: You may have a Bakers cyst or inflammatory fluid from osteoarthritis, previous injury or overuse. Your doctor can treat this or drain the fluid if it is palpable. Review your usual activities with your doc so she can help you manage your expectations until you get this resolved. You may need xrays and an orthopedic follow up. ...Read more
What would cause pain in my left hip that radiates down the front of my leg? This occurs while I am lying down for an extended period.
Hip/leg pain: Could be a variant of sciatica (radiates down back/ and side), or piriformis syndrome or L2 disc herniation- consider LS spine MRI , or meralgia paralytica -lateral femoral cutaneous nerve compression usually with weight gain, diabetes, seat belt trauma-a burning in lateral thigh. Would also check for abdominal lesions that could result in pain like ovarian/colon/appendix masses. f/u/ doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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