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I Am Training For A Marathon And I Average 50

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Posted on Sun, 5 Jan 2020
Question: I am training for a marathon and I average 50 KM a week of running. Im noticing pain in my left leg, and it feels like it is originating from the vein. The muscles do not hurt after run but it feels like something between the muscles hurt. I have tried massages and compression socks but it doesnt go away. While running, after about 5-6 KM the pain goes away.
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Needs evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hello

After going through the medical details provided by you I can understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that the pain which you are experiencing could be a claudication pain and need evaluation.

Is there is bluish discolouration of skin on the calf muscles?

Does the pain starts after finishing or just after taking few first steps?

Do you smoke?

Your age ?

Any other medical illness ?

Kindly revert back with required information.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhanu Partap (3 hours later)
No discoloration on my skin.

Pain starts after taking first step and lasts for about 5-10 minutes after which it settles down.

I do not smoke

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There was vitamin d deficiency detected in my blood work. I have been on vitamin d plus calcium treatment for 5 weeks now
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hello again

Detailed Answer:
Yes vitamin d deficiency is an important cause of body aches. I would suggest you to wait till your vitamin d levels come in normal range.

If even after that you feel those pains then you should get lower limbs venous Doppler study done.

Kind Regards
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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I Am Training For A Marathon And I Average 50

Brief Answer: Needs evaluation Detailed Answer: Hello After going through the medical details provided by you I can understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that the pain which you are experiencing could be a claudication pain and need evaluation. Is there is bluish discolouration of skin on the calf muscles? Does the pain starts after finishing or just after taking few first steps? Do you smoke? Your age ? Any other medical illness ? Kindly revert back with required information.