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Jogging and after about 4km had severe back pain. Took foxair, no help. Any ideas ?

Hi, I was jogging and after about 4km/ 2.5 miles I started walking and suddenly got severe back pain and could not take deep breaths . Bending over helped a bit and it passed after a couple of minutes. I have asthma but take foxair twice a day which keeps it under controle. I am not fit at all just started running . Any help will be great. Thank you.
Asked On : Wed, 11 Apr 2012
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If you have begun jogging after a long break, then you should prime your body. Don't start directly with 4 km. Start with 1.5 km for a week, and increase your distance slowly over a period of 2-3 weeks. What has happened is that because your muscles are in continuous need of oxygen during such sudden, strenuous exercise, and your body is not able to supply it, it switches to anaerobic mode of energy production (wherein oxygen is not needed). Kind of like taking a detour from the usual path.

The problem here is that because of this alternate mode, a lot of lactic acid gets produced in the body as a by-product and gets stored in your muscles. This gives rise to pain, because lactic acid gets separated from your muscles very slowly. Your back muscles have gone into a spasm.

Do some hot fomentation, take rest from jogging for 2-3 days or till the pain subsides. Then begin slowly. Don't worry, you'll get back to your 4 km run slowly, albeit, a bit slowly.

All the best!
Answered: Wed, 11 Apr 2012
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if you have asthma, and this type of pain, you must get an X-ray chest done you might have small air pockets referred to as bullae. this might rupture during deep breathing as relaxing after a work out and cause such pain
Answered: Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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