29 Aug '12, 6pm

Q: Why does running make my legs blotchy? A:

I have been an off-and-on runner for about three years. While running during the past month I have noticed patchy/splotchy skin on my lower legs during and after my runs, no matter the distance. I do a self-check to make sure I feel fine and then continue to run. There are no sensations or numbness afterwards. My husband thinks it may be a circulation issue. I am scheduled for a physical with my primary care doctor in June. I prefer to wear thick ankle socks when I run. I get my shoes a size to a size and a half up and purchase them from a running store professional. Does this sound familiar? Any suggestions? Thanks, Kim Kim, Most likely, the splotchy patches are from the increased circulation that occurs during exercise. However, it is always best to check with your physician regarding any health concerns, so be sure and discuss this at your visit. Developing areas of blo...

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