What could be the reason for getting severe muscle pain after a walk? - Online Doctor Chats
How can I help you?
I am looking for a sports doc
I am a general physician and can help you within my expertise.
whenever i have a brisk walk /run or play for 10 mins , i got severe muscle pain just above my leg angle
i play badminton everyday and i am not able to play after first 10 mins.... severe pain and i cant even walk or move.
starts with right one and then both.
till last week, if I rest for 10 minutes after pain, i could play for 2 hours.
since yesterday, whenever I start playing , it repeats even after resting
special thing i noticed is whenever i have this pain, i noticed muscle pull on both legs
i have changed my shoes and i am using a special shoe, earlier i used to start playing with out warm up but now i run a bit and do warm up excercises before i start playing.
May I know your age and gender?
Male and 35
Do you experience similar pain while you walk for some time?
After what distance (of walking) do you get this pain?
may be 500 mtrs
between 500 to 1000 mts
Do you smoke?
i do smoke. rarely. I used to smoke 20 per day 4 years ago. its now 4-5 in a week
Let me brief you.
i take a litre water first thing in the morning... still chances for dehydration?
I understand what you say.
sorry if I interupted you
What i meant is dehydration and electrolyte changes is the commonest cause of muscle cramps.
if you have are drinking lots of water every day and during exercise, then we need to exclude other possibilities.
The first and the most important condition which I would like to rule out is vascular obstruction.
We need to check your peripheral pulses and see if they are normal.
If a doctor finds peripheral pulse recording abnormal, he/she will order for doppler study of peripheral artery.
Since you have history of smoking, peripheral pulse examination is recommended.
previous sport injuries to ligaments and muscle can get worsened with every physical activity.
In simple terms, what I mean is you need to continue
drinking lots of fluid.
Plan to see a doctor nearby at the earliest.
which specialist i should go
He/she can check your periperhal pulse and then plan for necessary investigation to exclude the aforementioned conditions.
Have you followed?
yes. I am.
Do you have any questions?
nope... Thank you for your help .
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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