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8/22/19 12:06 P

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Thank you for your feedback! Yes that has always been my goal when exercising is to mix it up. I not only run but do upper and lower body workouts on a daily basis. I do take on rest day so my body can recover. I do lots of squats and lounges as well as exercises to strengthen my core. I have been doing it that way for years. I think sometimes we just get older and our bodies don't work as well as they used to. Hopefully we get down to the exact reason for my pain and we can resolve it. Thanks again.

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8/22/19 10:26 A

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Well, on the good side....

You received your answer to your question about continuing to workout from your doctor, who is qualified and knowledgeable about you.

The other good thing is, that others have provided you with options when it does flair up. (Work on upper body)

Sounds like a win, win. Glad you received dr advise.



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8/21/19 7:30 P

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Hi!

My apology, I just saw your post. I am a retired rehab nurse. Before I am able to try to help you, can you tell me if you had an MRI of your lower back and whole leg and or the lower part of your leg? Have you been seen by a sports orthopedic doctor? The reason I ask is that it is possible you could have a stress fracture(s) from all or any of these areas. Stress fractures are not visible on Xrays until they heal and show new bone growth/healing. They are also not always easy to diagnose. MRI's do show these kinds of problems early on. If you like you can message me and I will be happy to talk to you further about the various symptoms and causes, diagnosis and treatments.

I know you won't like to hear this, but for now, I would be careful and use preventative measures until you are absolutely sure you do not have a stress fracture. Either stop running altogether or slow-down and lower the intensity of running, cut the duration by 50% and see an orthopedic sports doctor. In the meantime, you can work on your upper body and do non-weight bearing aerobics. You can also buy new walking and running shoes, plus have your gait screened by a trained shoe sales-person.

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8/20/19 11:00 A

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Hi thank you for your feedback! I am not sure where everyone is seeing that doctor advised me not to exercise? He didn't advise that. I asked him that yesterday and he said as long as when I am running or doing other exercise I don't feel extreme pain telling me I should stop that it is ok to continue unless we find out down the road that I have a injury. Right now they don't feel that is the case. I asked others on this message board before I talked to the doctor if I should continue exercise and I understand no one wants to really give me their opinion so I did ask the nurse from the office I go to.

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Hi! Thank you for your feedback! I am in the direct care of a doctor. The suggestions just help me to try different avenues. I totally understand if you don't want to give those suggestions. Sometimes nurses or doctors on here will give a suggestion because they are qualified to do so. I totally respect others decisions.

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Ditto to what Kris said. Moreover, any suggestions we make, because we don't know you and your medical history, may cause additional harm. Another person may have a similar issue but how that person deals with it may hurt you.

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Even if a Dr or a Nurse were on the message boards, they could NOT ethically offer advice. Your Dr has seen you and HE is the one fully qualified to advise you, and he has advised you to not exercise. There is a reason for that, and it isn't just any potential injury.

My advice is to follow your Dr's advice. Did you ask if you could go for any walks? Perhaps he may allow this. Another question you could ask him is if it is o.k. to do some upper body chair exercises.

Let us know how you get on.

Best wishes for a good outcome
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8/19/19 4:13 P

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Hi! Thank you for your feedback. My doctor has not told me not to exercise. Everyone on this message board was telling me to talk to the doctor and see what he says. I was just asking for opinions from here because I thought maybe here might be a nurse or doctor who might have a suggestion on what they thought was causing my condition. I agree it could still be an injury. However, due to insurance and policies, they are going to take it one step at a time. They did blood work first to rule that out. Now we are doing a venous doppler ultrasound to rule out blood clots and circulation issues. I guess from there they will check for injuries. If it turns out to be an injury in both my legs in the end and the doctor says don't exercise I will definitely take his advice. Thank you!

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Hey, Dawn !

Even though you may not feel any screaming pain, it doesn't mean that you're okay.

I'll use one of my old injuries as an example. When I first started running years ago, I developed plantar fasciitis. This is a pretty common runner's injury. Well, like all runners with some minor OCD, I kept running with the PF. Didn't really have any pain. the discomfort was intermittent, so I didn't think much.

Long story short, I kept running with the PF and eventually ended up limping into my doctor's office for a referral to a podiatrist.

If your doctor is asking you to lay off exercise, you need to err on the side of caution. You may feel okay, but honestly something is already wrong. Now the doctor needs to start eliminating possible causes. And well, exercise may make whatever problem you have worse.

I've said this to other members,"do you want to take a few weeks off from exercise now or a few months off later to recover from surgery ?" If taking a few weeks off now keeps you from having surgery, then take some time off.

One thing I've learned from my own weight loss journey is that when it comes to gaining or losing weight, what matters most is what you eat. If you are eating right and watching your portions, you will not gain weight because you can't exercise.

Let's see what your doctor says. This is your chance to really evaluate your eating habits.

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8/19/19 3:36 P

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I thought maybe there might be a nurse or a doctor among the message boards and they would be qualified to give me suggestions on what they think it might be. I don't take anything anyone says as concrete. I will have tests done to determine for sure what is wrong. It's just nice to have opinions once in a while.


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Thank you for your feedback. That is kind of what I thought. If nothing is screaming pain when I exercise then why stop? I don't know. I guess if everything else comes back ok then they will check to see if I have an injury that is just not causing me enough pain to notice.

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Hi! Thank you for your feedback. I know ultimately it is the doctor who can tell me weather to continue to exercise but when we talked about it he really doesn't feel right now it's an injury. It's so hard to diagnosis. He asked if I have pain when I work out but really other then the same dull achy feeling nothing screams out to me I'm in pain I need to stop.
I was trying to get some helpful opinions. I don't take anything concrete from other people. It just helps to hear what you have to say.
There could be a doctor or a nurse on the message boards and I guess that is who I was really asking for suggestions on what it could be. I mean it really wouldn't be speculation then. Thank you!

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8/19/19 12:14 P

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"My question is should I continue to run and exercise?"
I would stop until I saw my doctor.

"What suggestions do you have on what you think it could be?"
Speculation via message board won't help.

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8/19/19 11:06 A

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Hi DAWNDMOORE40,

You really need to ask your doctor for his/her recommendations about exercise or any activity they recommend for you at this time. That is not something we are qualified to comment on.

I hope they have good news for you!

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I spent a lot of last weekend driving (12 hours total) and I had all kinds of misalignment pain from so much sitting. I don't see why you need to stop exercise when nothing hurts while you're doing it.



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Hi! I am having this condition that causing me to have a dull achy pain that starts up around my knee and goes all they way down my leg. It started about a year ago when we were on a trip to Nebraska and I had been sitting in the car a while so I just thought it was my leg cramping and me needing to get out and stretch. Then about a year later we went on another trip and the same thing happened only the trip wasn't near as long. I didn't notice it too much but now that I have started running again on top of my other exercise I noticed that when I am at rest I will experience it a lot. If I get up and move around it seems to feel better. I don't really experience a lot of any type of pain when I am running or doing other exercise. However, I have noticed it has started to do the same thing in my left left only not as often. I went to the doctor and they did some blood work but so far everything has come back normal for inflammation and any type of muscle atrophy. They are scheduling for me to have a doppler ultrasound to see if I have any circulation issues all though when they checked the pulse in my foot the doctor said it seemed like I have good blood flow. He had a nurse practitioner in the room with him and they both agreed. Also, the ultrasound would check and see if I had a clot develop recently or if I had one and there is scaring. The doctor didn't think it was an injury since it started over a year ago. However, I have not stopped exercising in that year. Also, I don't feel any real pain when I run or do other exercise. However, a few years back I had a tibia fracture and didn't even know it. I was running and the only pain I experienced was a little bit of aching which I thought was maybe just due to lactic acid build up in my leg. So you never know what is going on.
My question is should I continue to run and exercise? What suggestions do you have on what you think it could be? Thank you!

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