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Nerve pain calf muscle

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Yes: Also to the top of the foot or sole of the foot.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
L5 or S1 nerve root: L5 goes to outside of leg and top of foot s1 goes to backof calf and outside bottom of foot both are called siatica these nerve roots are major compon... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Yes and Yes: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of t... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Many possibilities.: There are a number of possibilities, including vascular, fascial, bone, muscle or nerve pain. They range from minor problems to serious conditions. If... Read More
Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Either or neither: If there is pain but no swelling, tenderness, warmth or redness to the area, either could do it and it would not be worrisome. If the calf is swollen... Read More
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: If sharp, deep, ache type pain..usually muscle. If electrical, burning, tingling..usually nerve. When it happens try keeping knee straight, gently/s... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
It shouldn't,: The type of pain that you are describing is not typical of problems due to lactose intolerance. The description that you give lends more toward an ort... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It: Can. This can lead to gait issues which could also lead to the muscle and nerve pain. Physical therapy would help this issue. Talk to your doctor
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Be seen: probably herniated disk you need to be seen and have a MRI and an evaluation losing muscle mass is a sign you need to be seen
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely. Would look for other causes.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Either that: Or a varicose vein. Doesn't sound serious in either case. But show it to your doctor just to make sure.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
?: Means your 1st sacral nerve root is still functioning normally
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Irritated?: I would suggest that you seek medical evaluation as the nerve might be pinched. If that is the case it might get worse with time.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Foot drop: S1 is the main branch of the sciatic nerve. If it is pinched, the ankle/foot will not work due to lack of stimulation. Those people won't be able to d... Read More

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