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Why does my kidney hurt after a run?

Why does my kidney hurt after a run?

Running and Kidneys: Hi

it is well known that running can cause jostling or other trauma to your internal organs. This is experienced as some bleeding seen in the urine and pain deep in the mid back.

I would first want to know where you pain is. And, what other symptoms you are experiencing. Have you had this problem previously.

Do you have any kidney disease? Smoking? Family history of kidney disease? ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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My back hurts while I run, kidneys?

My back hurts while I run, kidneys?

See below: Backache after running maybe due to the exercise itself, and could be muscular or joint pain. Ususally kidney pain occurs if you have stones or infection. A physical exam can help differentiate.
Also a urine exam and kidney ultrasound will help if it is the kidney. ...Read more

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Someone bumps into me when I was running yesterday, my lower back hurts a lot after that. Could it be my kidney was damaged?

Someone bumps into me when I was running yesterday, my lower back hurts a lot after that. Could it be my kidney was damaged?

No: Usually requires a fairly significant blunt force to the flank or mid back region to cause an injury to the kidney such as might occur during a severe fall, car accident, or hard contact sports. Significant kidney injury often associated with outward skin bruising overlying the kidneys and blood in the urine. Most likely, you sustained a sprain or strain to your back muscles which can be painful. ...Read more

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My lower back always seems to hurt when I run for a long period. Why is that? What should I do? Do I need more flexibility in my lower back?

My lower back always seems to hurt when I run for a long period. Why is that? What should I do? Do I need more flexibility in my lower back?

Low back: This could be due to faulty technique and/or inadequate low back structure or anatomy. If it's the former, a running coach could evaluate, advise, and train you as well as counsel you on proper footwear. If it's the latter, an orthopedic surgeon could diagnose the problem and prescribe proper therapy. ...Read more

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I have pain in my side/lower back? It hurts like when u run and get those pains in your side. Help!

I have pain in my side/lower back? It hurts like when u run and get those pains in your side. Help!

Causes of side pain: There are quite a few causes of side pain - muscle strain/tear, kidney stones, shingles, ovarian cyst are just a few. A more detailed evaluation is needed to assess your problem. ...Read more

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If my lower back hurts when I run what am I doing wrong?

If my lower back hurts when I run what am I doing wrong?

Shoes: It could be that your shoes are not providing enough padding and shock absorption. If your shoes are old, try replacing them with a newer pair of running shoes. Try running on a dirt path or in the grass instead of hard pavement if possible and see if this helps with your pain. Also, may be wise to do some stretches before running and see if this helps. Lastly, drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when I get through running long distances?

Why does my lower back hurt when I get through running long distances?

2+ possibilities: Multiple possibilities: one, pain from an irritated intervertebral disk (such as one with a small tear) can increase after repetitive impact exercise such as running. A less common cause and sometimes related to disk pain is a postural issue, such as if a runner has a hyperlordotic (increased low back) curve, creating a mechanical cause for pain. Rarely, slippage of vertebrae can be a cause. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts a lot when I finish running I can't keep it like this I feel like one day ima get to the point I would not walk and in xrays im ok.

See an orthopod: It may be minor but since you're having continued pain you should see a back specialist. You could have a problem that needs treatment. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts only when I run long distances. I am only 23 and I was wondering what I should do?

My lower back hurts only when I run long distances. I am only 23 and I was wondering what I should do?

Lumbago: Running on hard surfaces is like jack knifing on the spine. Specially if you also do weight lifting, will destroy lower back. That is why you never see on the olympic tem a weight lifter after age 24. If you do not do weight lifting, check your uric acid to be bellow 6.0. I am seeing a lot of young people with elevated uric acid, which I did not see before. ...Read more

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My lower back pain feel really hurt. It's hard for me to make a bow, and it feels better if I puffed my chest. I also just had run. What happenned?

My lower back pain feel really hurt. It's hard for me to make a bow, and it feels better if I puffed my chest. I also just had run. What happenned?

Consider: You may have over stressed your muscles, or herniated a disc. Getting a massage, straightening out the fibers of your back muscles, applying an ice pack, taking an anti-inflammatory, visiting a chiropractor, may all help. ...Read more

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My lower back feels strained after I bend over, stand, run, sit for long periods of time, hurts when I lie straight on my back. 2+yr-old issue. Help!

See a doctor.: You should be examined by your doctor to try to determine the cause and make sure your exam is normal and there is no evidence of any neurological problem. You may need an MRI or other radiologic study. If there is no structural problem found, you may benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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5yrs ago I was running up stairs when I heard a pop noise from lower back&it suddenly started to hurt. Pain stayed for months&often returns after I've been sitting&try to stand up. Very sore but x-ray showed nothing. Any ideas what could have happened?

5yrs ago I was running up stairs when I heard a pop noise from lower back&it suddenly started to hurt. Pain stayed for months&often returns after I've been sitting&try to stand up. Very sore but x-ray showed nothing. Any ideas what could have happened?

See orthopedist: X-ray is more for bone fracture than for soft tissue sprain which was likely what happened to you. MRI is better of the latter. If the pain is bothering you, you should really consult an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have two herniated discs in my lower back which when they hurt I feel the pain run to my stomach is that normal?? Also makes my legs hurt

I have two herniated discs in my lower back which when they hurt I feel the pain run to my stomach is that normal?? Also makes my legs hurt

Herniated discs: Herniated discs cause compression of nerves. Tears in the discs (annular tears) can mimic a herniated disc. When the low back (lumbar spine) is involved, the pain radiates into the legs. Pain to the abdomen is usually a herniated disc in the thoracic spine or there is another reason for the pain. ...Read more

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1st I was having pain in shin toe an knee now lower back an both hips an legs hurt like achey pain wat could it be? Osteoporosis run in family an arth

1st I was having pain in shin toe an knee now lower back an both hips an legs hurt like achey pain wat could it be? Osteoporosis run in family an arth

Well, you are pretty: Young to have pain from degenerative arthritis; also young for osteoporosis (though that doesn't typically cause pain). I would pursue a metabolic or rheumatologic cause: deficient vitamin D or magnesium, anemia/iron deficiency. Or perhaps a systemic inflammatory process: post-infectious arthritis/arthralgia, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis?? Need careful physical/laboratory eval:) ...Read more

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How to prevent my kidney from hurting after a run?

How to prevent my kidney from hurting after a run?

Unlikely kidney pain: I highly doubt that your pain is coming from your kidneys. It is more likely that you are having musculoskeletal pain in the lower back or lower abdomen. I would suggest that you start by seeing your PCP (primary care physician) who can check your urine for any evidence of microscopic blood or protein. ...Read more

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I feel pain on my right kidney side after a running of 5 mins. Is it something serious?

R flank pain &run: May be stone or gas, constipation, or tendon/muscular pain. Due to imbalance in posture, leg length discrepancy, pelvic tilt, flat feet. Check urine, try gas -x, evaluate for length discrepancy flat feet, F/U with doc ...Read more

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Can I work out even if I have one kidney? Like weight lifting, running ect.

Yes: I wouldn't start jousting or fencing but otherwise having one kidney and exercise are a fine combination. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take atirejection med for a kidney, but for the first time in 6yrs I have run out. How long before this is a huge issue? I have only missed one dose so far. My insurance has been terminated and I am unemployed. I'm not sure what to do. Any thoughts?

I take atirejection med for a kidney, but for the first time in 6yrs I have run out. How long before this is a huge issue? I have only missed one dose so far. My insurance has been terminated and I am unemployed. I'm not sure what to do. Any thoughts?

Noncompliance: Noncompliance with taking anti-rejection medications is one of the leading causes of kidney transplantation rejection and kidney failure. It is important that you call your nephrologist and ask him for direction. Perhaps he/she can connect you with an agency to obtain these medications in the interim. It is crucial that you restart these medications asap. Kidney failure could occur sooner or later, but may be inevitable if you do not get access to these medications. In the meantime, live an impeccably healthy lifestyle and protect your body and kidneys from unneccessary toxins, eat nutritious foods, excercise and do not drink alcohol or smoke tobacco. ...Read more

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Does kidney disease run in families?

Does kidney disease run in families?

May, depends: Many kidney diseases are inherited and many are not. However, out of of the ones who are not, many have inheritable risk factors like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Much could be done to control these conditions. ...Read more

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Could kidney disease run in my family?

Could kidney disease run in my family?

Yes: There are certain kidney disease that run in families that you should be aware about. Some disease such as IgA nephropathy, adult cystic kidney disease and lupus run in families and can cause significant renal impairment. ...Read more

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I had kidney \u0026 blatter infection was on meds for 11days and running fevers \u0026 pain the whole time. Now im off and runing fevers again/still?

I had kidney \u0026 blatter infection was on meds for 11days and running fevers \u0026 pain the whole time. Now im off and runing fevers again/still?

See a doctor: It sounds like you still have an infection. It is not uncommon for bacteria to be resistant to certain medicines. What antibiotics did you take?

If you a still having pain and fever see a doctor today for further direction. ...Read more

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Can the tendency to develop kidney stones run in families?

Yes: Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. ...Read more

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If I have a kidney infection will it make it any worse if I exercise (run, lift weights)?

If I have a kidney infection will it make it any worse if I exercise (run, lift weights)?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. If you feel like running, I seriously doubt that you have a "kidney" infection. Shouldn't cause a problem with a bladder infection. ...Read more

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I feel kidney pain when I run or walk for more distance. What does it mean? Any problem or any nutrition diffisiensy

I feel kidney pain when I run or walk for more distance. What does it mean? Any problem or any nutrition diffisiensy

Not likely: Most likely it is a musculoskeletal disorder. Have a physician check it out. It could also be a kidney stone, among other things. In my experience, most common deficiency---by far-- is good ole h2o. Many people walk around in a sub clinical state of dehydration, no feeling of thirst, but get headaches, muscle aches, fatigue etc. Start with at 6-8 glasses of water, fruit juices. If no help, doc. ...Read more