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Last week I had a pain in my achilles. It lasted about 5 mins and then went again. But since then I have a tingling in the place where the pain was. I have had calf problems in the past. Could the pain from achilles be connected to my calf injury?

Last week I had a pain in my achilles. It lasted about 5 mins and then went again. But since then I have a tingling in the place where the pain was. I have had calf problems in the past. Could the pain from achilles be connected to my calf injury?

Achilles discomfort: When you press on your calf do you elicit pain? The tingling could be from achilles tendonitis, sprain (runner?) lumbar origin or may be compounded or related to previous calf issues as the calf muscle do coalesce into the achilles tendon. Have you tried ice, kinesiotape or an ace bandage or splint, or motrin products? ? Would follow up w/ doc ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Cannot wear night splint due to discomfort in shin+calf. Injury->genu valgum+unstable ankle+vein pops out. Could this be saphenous nerve entrapment?

Cannot wear night splint due to discomfort in shin+calf. Injury->genu valgum+unstable ankle+vein pops out. Could this be saphenous nerve entrapment?

Possible: Need to be reevaluated with all that you have wrong. There are causes that seem to require a different approach.

Prolotherapy and neural therapy and neuroprolotherapy plus neurotransmitter balancing could all be very helpful for you.

Visit www. Proloshot. Com and www. Getprolo. Com for information and also www. Neurosciencemyths. Com. ...Read more

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Is there a muscle injury that might cause swelling in lower part of the leg but nothing shows abnormal on MRI? Does MRI always show edema w/ injury?

Is there a muscle injury that might cause swelling in lower part of the leg but nothing shows abnormal on MRI? Does MRI always show edema w/ injury?

MRI can tell: As long as the correct "sequences" were performed and the right area was imaged. For instance, a knee MR only includes a small area of the leg. Your pain could be below or above that. One type of sequence looks specifically for fluid in the muscle, and it is very sensitive for muscle strains.
If you have your MRI on a CD, I can review it at HealthTap Concierge: healthtap. Com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with celulitis in calf area. Taking 500mg keflex should I wear/not wear support stockings (ss) until I heal. Wear ss 4 history of edema?

Diagnosed with celulitis in calf area. Taking 500mg keflex should I wear/not wear support stockings (ss) until I heal. Wear ss 4 history of edema?

Perhaps: The stockings may prevent more swelling, but it is best to ask your doctor. Since everyone's condition varies, consulting your physician is the best option before making a decision. ...Read more

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My dr is sure that my calf edema is from leaky blood vessels. What could make him so confident?

My dr is sure that my calf edema is from leaky blood vessels. What could make him so confident?

The question is why: Edema always leaks from blood vessels, but why? It could be related to too much salt in the diet or pressure on veins from being overweight, varicose veins, or too much standing.

It sounds like the doc was saying there's no evidence of a more serious cause like heart, lung, kidney or liver disease or blocked veins. ...Read more

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My legs and feet hurt and I looked down and out of nowhere my calfs and feet were huge!!! Why would I have edema that bad out of the blue?

My legs and feet hurt and I looked down and out of nowhere my calfs and feet were huge!!! Why would I have edema that bad out of the blue?

Unusual: Those symptoms are unusual at your age. The worst thing we worry about with those symptoms is a blood clot in the pelvis or inferior vena cava. There are many other potential causes also, though. Therefore, you need to see your doctor to evaluate and treat the problem ASAP. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a sore area at the base of my skull w/edema dia of a quarter on R as if something hit me. Same pain in right calf. Have not exercised.

I suddenly have a sore area at the base of my skull w/edema dia of a quarter on R as if something hit me. Same pain in right calf. Have not exercised.

I would not think: These two symptoms are related. If also redness of small, swollen scalp area consider bug bite as well as trauma. May need mirror or help of family/friend to see and evaluate. Calf tenderness is also usually related to trauma even it can't be recalled. More worrisome if redness/swelling associated there as well. Soft sign of blood clot: more pain when foot pointed toward head/ankle hyperflexed. ...Read more

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Sudden onset r calf pain, worse with standing and walking. Lower leg edema, no redness, not warm. Have been dx'd with scleroderma or dile, related?

Sudden onset r calf pain, worse with standing and walking. Lower leg edema, no redness, not warm. Have been dx'd with scleroderma or dile, related?

Related.: Scleroderma is associated with vascular problems, including DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Your symptoms suggest DVT and merits an immediate visit to the nearest hospital emergency dept for anticoagulant therapy. Dvt can lead to a pulmonary embolism which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Coughing with upper right back pain hoarseness of voice, malaise? Left calf and ankle w/pitting edema

Coughing with upper right back pain hoarseness of voice, malaise? Left calf and ankle w/pitting edema

Get checked out: Coughing and back pain with a swollen leg need to be evaluated for blood clots migrating from the leg to the lung. Pneumonia is another possibility. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

Could be serious.: Hemihypertrophy can mean a difference in length of the leg as well as girth of the leg. If you have suddenly noticed a difference in girth with searing calf pain and pitting edema, you need to go to the ER immediately because of the possibility of a blood clot. I believe in playing it safe since failure to treat could have devastating consequences. ...Read more

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Twisted right knee and tore left calf 5 days ago in ski accident. Now compensating left foot med mal has edema and bruising.?

Twisted right knee and tore left calf 5 days ago in ski accident. Now compensating left foot med mal has edema and bruising.?

Tendonitis: Along the posterior aspect of your medial malleolus is a tendon that helps support your arch. It is called the posterior tibial tendon. When you have excess weight on your left foot due right knee pain you may be stressing this tendon. You can try super feet arch supports first then see foot doctor. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more