Whenever you rest lift your legs up higher than your heart to try to dissipate the fluid.
Would advise trip to docs. Normally walking, running , etc would move the fluid.
I'm keeping my feet up when sitting and raised up while sleeping since, still some fluid there, but not as bad as post run. I'm supposed to be having another run today and am in two minds wether to do it or not.
Funny you mentioning circulation. I'm diabetic, which means I could be prone to poor circulation. I've complained to the Dr about my feet being cold at night, the podiatrist checked my feet a few months back using a wee thing to listen to the blood flow/pulse in my feet and said it was fine.
I think I'll see how it goes over this next week on both running and non running days and head back to the Dr again if it doesn't clear up.
I've been back running for about a month and a half now since several months of illness that meant I couldn't get out of the house at all. Before starting back running I did about two months of walking. I'm using a C25K plan.
Yesterday my legs felt heavy and tired during my run, only able to manage 2-3 min running at a time before needing to walk. Kept at it, did my stretches and went home.
Last night heading to bed my legs still had that horrible heavy feeling. I gently pressed on my shin bone under my knee with my finger and was suprized to see the dent it left, due to alot of fluid in my legs.
I don't normally retain fluid, could this be as a result of the running or something else at work? Should I continue with my running or ease off if this keeps up?
Def make sure your knee is well and truely back to normal before starting again. The C25K plan is great and do repeat weeks or take an extra walk break here or there if you need it. Don't end up like I did, pushing on and injuring yourself so much you aren't able to run for a couple of months.
If you spend a lot of your day at a desk it would be worth looking into a few exercises/stretches to help with your core muscles, glutes and hips, which can be the cause of some knee problems. For example, I now know to be very aware of stretching properly, esp the sides and fronts of my hips as well as making more effort to activate those lazy glute muscles. I'm not saying this will be a cure all for you, but has been part of my experiance.