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Why does my lower legs hurt when I exercise?

Why does my lower legs hurt when I exercise?

Exercise: I recommend stretching before and after exercising, it reduce injury and pain. ...Read more

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Why does my calf hurt when I stand on my toes?

Why does my calf hurt when I stand on my toes?

Tight Calf Muscles!: The reason your calf hurts is how tight the entire muscle group is. When you stand on your toes, the calf muscle contracts, and if it is tight, then you may have pain. Performing runners' stretches are very beneficial and should help reduce the pain. If it continues, seek medical treatment with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why do my legs itch when I run sometimes?

Why do my legs itch when I run sometimes?

Increased blood flow: Running will increase blood flow and muscle activity and can be the cause of skin itching. ...Read more

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Why do I get crampsin my side when I run?

Why do I get crampsin my side when I run?

Unknown: I don't think there is one right answer to this as it might be different for different people. Most likely causes are repetitive jostling of the internal organs which pull on various ligamentous points of attachment such as are found in the right and left upper quadrants or for females in the pelvic area. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt so much when I walk?

Why does my lower back hurt so much when I walk?

Different reasons: I would need to have more history. Do you have history of injuries to the low back. Sometimes spinal stenosis is one condition that triggers low back pain with walking. Is the pain only in back or do you get numbness in the legs also? If so, neurogenic claudication could be part of the condition. Other possibilities: facet joint problem or the hip if the pain is noticed more on buttock area. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt when I walk?

Why does my knee hurt when I walk?

Need more info: There are many reasons for knee pain. Was there an injury? If not it could be inflammation. Try ice and anti inflammatory meds such as advil (ibuprofen) and if not improved see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why does my left leg and hip hurt when i lay down? What should I do?

Why does my left leg and hip hurt when i lay down? What should I do?

Trocanteric bursitis: It's a classic symptom that happens when people lay on their side and their hip is inflamed at the trochanteric bursa (a fluid filled sac) that helps the tissues in the area move more easily. People commonly complain of waking up because of the pain. Anti-inflammatories, stretching, and alternating ice and heat compresses can help. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my legs hurt when I walk all day?

Why does my legs hurt when I walk all day?

Support: May need better foot support. Try more supportive shoes and inserts. If still a problem, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why does my heart hurt when i run?

Why does my heart hurt when i run?

Stress test: If your "heart hurts", you need a stress test to determine if you have blocked arteries in your heart. At your age, it's more likely that running is causing muscular chest wall pain or acid reflux (in your digestive tract). ...Read more

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Why does my hips hurt when I have my period?

Why does my hips hurt when I have my period?

Hip pain: I suspect that it's not your hips per se that hurt, but rather your pelvic pain radiating to your hips that makes you mistake it for hip pain. ...Read more

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Why do I feel weakness on my right thigh when running?

Why do I feel weakness on my right thigh when running?

Thigh Weakness: Interesting problem. This can be related to the joint and give way due to low back, hip, or knee issues. Also neurologic problems can present like this as well. Occasionally a stress fracture can also cause "weakness" due to pain. Runners are often uncomfortable and a use to "tuning out" pain. I would have it evaluated. Make sure you go to your doctor in running clothes with your running shoe. ...Read more

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My knees hurt when i run? Why and what can I do?

My knees hurt when i run? Why and what can I do?

Get it checked: First of all it is not normal for knee joint to hurt when running, so need to have it checked to find the cause so that it can be treated meanwhile i will suggest do not run, give your knee a rest till you know the cause of pain. ...Read more

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Why do I get pain down my legs when I get cramps?

Why do I get pain down my legs when I get cramps?

Muscle spasms: I am assuming that the cramps you are describing are leg cramps. The large muscles in the legs experience pain when the muscles contract and don't let go, causing pain that can shoot down your legs. This can be a sign of poor circulation, abnormal salts (especially potassium, magnesium, or calcium), and should be evaluated by your primary physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do my feet hurt when I travel?

Why do my feet hurt when I travel?

Possibly swelling: From feet being dependant in a car or on a plane. Or the fact that you may be walking more or wearing shoes you normally don't wear. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my ankle crack and why does my foot hurt when i walk sometimes?

Please explain why does my ankle crack and why does my foot hurt when i walk sometimes?

Too general : A question that warrants a visit to your foot/ankle doc. Pain is a indication something is wrong, go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache and tingle when I have menstrual cramps?

Why do my legs ache and tingle  when I have menstrual cramps?

Nerves: The nerves that come from your uterus into your spine also come from your legs and back. It is called referred pain and is reflection of how your nervous system is wired. Use motrin or better start birth control pill patch or ring and menstrual symptoms will decrease substantially. ...Read more

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Why does my back pop when i walk?

Why does my back pop when i walk?

Only theories: Why joints sound like Rice Krispies Cereal (snap,crackle, and pop!) with no pain & normal functioning is a topic of debate. If your back does not hurt and you have no other symptoms like numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of bowel or bladder control, then don't worry. Try stretching before hand and "get the kinks out." first. My kiddo can twist and all her vertebra would pop sequentially! Ew! ...Read more

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Why does my hip hurt only when i lay down?

Why does my hip hurt only when i lay down?

?Bursitis: You may have a form of bursitis, an inflammation of the area at the side of your hip, where the bone is prominent. You may be lying on that area. ...Read more

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Why does back of thigh and butt hurt when i run?

Why does back of thigh and butt hurt when i run?

Need exam: Difficult to say w/out examining you...U may have strained one of your hamstring muscles mildly and continue to aggravate it w/ running.Sacroilliac joint pain is also a possibility but doesnt generally cause thigh pain.A pinched nerve in your lumbar spine can cause these symptoms also but its not activity related ususally.Best bet is to get examined by your md.Good luck! ...Read more