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What Is The Cause Of Broken Capillaries In Our Legs?

Can running cause broken capillaries? Our resident coach explains what you need to know about taking care of your runner legs.

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NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training!

Q: “I’ve been running for two years and have started to notice broken capillaries on my legs. Is this caused by running?”

Broken capillaries are typically related to challenges with blood flow, due to aging. On the contrary, running helps prevent broken capillaries from forming, by increasing your activity and blood flow. But of course, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor if they become a concern. While not particularly glamorous, most likely your legs are just showing a little age. And two years of running (and healthy living) is awesome—keep up the good work!

 

 

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