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cbergensccbergens Posts: 31
I have just started a walking program after being down and very ineactive for over a ear. My first walk, of a quarter of a mile left me aching from my toes to my low back. Should I expect this?


  • Hi there,
    how are you?

    You started a walking program under the advice of your doctor or PT person? Did they tell you what to expect?

    I had 2 microD's on L5/S1 and was very active before my surgery but then was pretty inactive for about 8 months.

    I got good sneakers (for me, I used to use Brooks sneakers for running so I use them for walking). I started walking at the highschool rubberized track. You might want to try this because it's flat which will give you a chance to focus on keeping your abs tight, walking with proper posture, and keep track of your 'distance'.

    I found as I started walking again, I was very sore walking on roads. So I started on a track until I got up to 1 mile on the track. Now I can walk on the roads b/c I automatically keep my abs tight and am aware of the slight hills which do require more strength.

    I would say if you were inactive, yes you can be sore. But with basic tylenol/Advil and water...you should rebound in 1-2 days. Remember, increase slowly but keep your frequency to about 3-4 times a week.

    You might also find you are tired too as you increase your activity but to me that's normal. That should go away too.

    If you are worried, though, call your doctor.
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