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Leg pain

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I need a rest. The pain in my left leg is not getting any better. Now it hurts along the outside of the leg, from the hip/buttock area down to iliotibial (IT) band, down to the outer calf. It wasn’t just running on hard pavement that causes the pain. I ran this evening on soft post-rain track surface; the sharp pain still came up, and got worse as I ran.

I think I need to let my body heal. Gonna just do easy stretching for a while.

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Written by Rop

August 24, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Posted in health, running

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  1. What about running on treadmill? Better?

    PV

    August 25, 2009 at 5:08 pm

  2. This could be a result of either very high arches, or very flat feet. If your arches are too high your foot can roll to the outside when you walk or run (regardless of how soft the ground is). This outward rolling can put stress on the outer calf and the whole outside of your leg. If you have flat feet the ankle may roll inwards causing strain on the inner calf. Since both sides of your calf are connected an upset on one side can cause pain on the other. i would recommend going to a running store were they analyse your running style. They may recommend an orthotic, special shoe, or a night brace to get rid of the pain.

    eldiablo

    November 20, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    • thank you eldiablo for your good advice! it’s really hard to find specialized running shoe store in Thailand.

      Roppon

      November 24, 2009 at 9:33 am

  3. Leg pain refers to any kind of pain that occurs between the heels and the pelvis. There are many reasons for leg pain, and not all of them are caused by a problem that originates in the leg; some injuries or spinal problems can cause aches and pains in the leg(s).;

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