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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