Exercise Questions | Tingling after walking

Hello, I am a 22 year old woman who has begun a walking regimen. For the last 3 weeks I have been walking about 4 times a week for 20-30 minutes at a fast pace. I am overweight, and this is the first time in a long time my body has gotten any real, regular cardio. My question is this: I am experiencing tingling (not numbness) in my thighs, calves and buttocks after my workout. Is this normal? Is it bad? Thanks for any help.


Posted by Reply
12/1/2007 2:30:20 PM
I'm not a doctor or anything, but during the 'muscles' unit of one of my college's biology courses, we learned that lactic acid is produced in greater amounts than the body can process during exercise, and this surplus of lactic acid aids the muscles in exercise. After you stop exercising, you still have a surplus of lactic acid while your body processes the leftovers, and that's what causes the tingling.

9/8/2007 2:55:34 PM
My wife has been mentioning this for past few years after she walks briskly or otherwise. I was on another forum and approx 8 people on there spoke of the same thing - it appears to be normal as it doesn't come with dis-comfort and only during walking or running. I don't think everyone experiences it. My wife doesn't excercise frequently and perhaps it's the bodies way of flushing cob webs ;-)
No-one on the other forum could provide or find a professional opinion. Keep on doing what you're doing I say...

Personal Trainer
6/8/2007 4:32:46 PM
I suggest that you go see a doctor to establish what the actual problem is. We cannot suggest anything without knowing what the underlying problem is.

Good luck and let us know your results.


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