Retaining water in legs after session

  • CheeseKraut

    Posts: 145

    Jul 12, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
    I've been running 3 times a week since March doing a completed couch to 5K.
    I love it and I am now running 5K 3 times a week.

    All is great. I feel awesome, I'm in pretty good shape compared to no shape at all at New Years when I was still smoking. icon_rolleyes.gif

    All is great but I wonder about the water retention in my lower legs. It's not something you can see but I can tell there is some slight edema over my shin bones.
    Very slight but permanent.

    There is some muscle soreness but I wouldn't say it's more than to be expected from working out.

    Does anyone know if it is normal to retain water in your lower legs from running?
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    Jul 12, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    dont think its water
    there are one way valves in the veins in your legs and they may not completely functional. Maybe a blockage, clot whatever.

    bro science would dictate that you need to consider:
    -Get an ultrasound for your legs
    -get a blood test for factor 5 a clotting deficiency, if both your parents had this genetic issue its serious. the test is expensive