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What causes bruised shins after workouts?

Bruised Shins After Workouts

I am a fitness walker, age 56, 215 lbs. I average 10 to 20 miles per week. My marathon PR is 5:38. Recently, after long excursions (10 to 24 miles) my medial shins have irregularly shaped, dark red splotches on them. They last for a few days and are not painful. It looks like blood under the surface of the skin. I take an 81-mg aspirin, 10 mg of Lipitor, 25 mg of a prescription NSAID, and 8 mg of Cordura daily along with multiple vitamins. My other regular exercise is light weight lifting and a short swim one day a week. I suffered a myocardial infarction (MI) seven years ago and have no symptoms today. I have excellent blood work from one month ago.

Frank Pirelli


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