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Doctor insights on: Why Do My Legs Give Out After Running For Extended Periods

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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.

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.

Yikes......: It sounds as though you may have torn or caused a weakness in the tissue that encases a lower leg muscle. This lump could be the muscle peeking through the herniation. Quite possibly the extensor digitorum longus muscle is involved. Sometimes the bump goes away or get smaller when not standing. At any rate, to remove all doubt, have the bump examined either by a Healthtap orthopedist or your own. ...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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During workout while running the inside part between ankle and knee part of my leg hurts. After running the inner part will be sore for 2-3 days.

Shin Splints: Shin splints are a common overuse injury seen in runners. Pain is usually present on the medial (inner) part of the shin, is worse with exercise, and improves with rest. Prevention techniques include using appropriate shoes (properly fitting and not worn out), stretching prior to activity, and gradually increasing the length and intensity of running as tolerated (rather than all at once). ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower leg on the inside of the calf about half way between the ankle and knee. I exercise 5-6 days per week. It feels worsea in the mornings. It feels better after running for awhile what is this and what can I do to get rid of it?

I have a pain in my lower leg on the inside of the calf about half way between the ankle and knee. I exercise 5-6 days per week. It feels worsea in the mornings. It feels better after running for awhile what is this and what can I do to get rid of it?

DOMS in the Calf: Delayed onset muscle soreness
called doms for short, this is the soreness you're probably most familiar with. It's what you feel when you get out of bed after workouts. This type of muscle soreness begins 24 to 48 hours after your workout and actually indicates a natural adaptive process that the body uses after an intense exercise session. The good news is that its adapting and why its better! ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

Stretches: Shin splints are frustrating for sure! Tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc. See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl. Com/d5qxtk4. ...Read more

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I'm a new runner. After running, I have some pain in my left leg (upper calf muscle and inside of my foot). What could cause this? Thanks!

I'm a new runner. After running, I have some pain in my left leg (upper calf muscle and inside of my foot). What could cause this? Thanks!

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm up and cool down stretches each time you run. This will help your calf muscles and arches from getting strained. Also make sure your shoes are in good repair and not excessively worn, and make sure you are getting adequate arch support. If these measures do not help, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I was running and wore a pair of cotton yoga pants that had a hole in the thigh area. After running for 40 minutes, it rubbed my leg raw. The sore is uncomfortable on the inner thigh. How to care for the wound? I have skin allergies with bandages.

I was running and wore a pair of cotton yoga pants that had a hole in the thigh area. After running for 40 minutes, it rubbed my leg raw. The sore is uncomfortable on the inner thigh. How to care for the wound? I have skin allergies with bandages.

Antibiotic ointment: You may get antibiotic ointment like Neosporin, available over the counter and apply to the raw area. It is okay to leave it uncovered, or you may cover it, after applying the ointment, with sterile gauze and secure it with hypoallergenic tape.
Keep up the exercise.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Cramping calf-to-ankle after running, gets sore for next few days. Was just walking, felt pop in lower leg. Sharp pain initially, now dull pain. Full mvmnt

Cramping calf-to-ankle after running, gets sore for next few days. Was just walking, felt pop in lower leg. Sharp pain initially, now dull pain. Full mvmnt

Pop sounds Bad.: Feeling a pop in a calf, especially under the circumstances you have given, is certainly concerning. I would recommend that you see a specialist for a evaluation of your calf. Pops can be an indication of a slight tear that could lead to something more serious. Second guessing this potential problem is just not worth it. ...Read more