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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
38 years experience Podiatry
Stretch: Assuming you have good circulation, try stretching both before and after runs, keep running shoes in good shape, avoid minimalist shoes.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelvin Barry
17 years experience Podiatry
Pinch nerve : Probable neuritis or impingement of surat nerve in back of leg/calf
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Calf pain: Check for blood clot via doppler and exam. Other considerations include referred sciatic pain, stress fracture, muscle strain or spasm.
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Dr. Craig Miller
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cramp or muscle tear: If you have traveled recently, had pelvis or lower extremity surgery, have a family or personal history of blood clots then that is possible. If just ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
You're too tight: This is simply a lack of flexibility in your hamstring and calf muscles. You need to stretch both muscle groups in both legs 3-5 times daily, 1 repet ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: If there is no recent strain,overuse or injury, congestion or inflammation of calf veins would be a concern. Leg ultrasounds would look for plebitis,b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
SI jnt pain not calf: SI joint pain refers to low back primarily, but can radiate to upper buttock, posterior, lateral,thigh, and occasionally to groin. Calf pain is not re ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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Needs attention: Although not necessarily a blood clot, it needs to be proven that it is not. The medical field usually looks for the dangerous even if not highly like ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Doesn't sound seriou: if lasts for only seconds, it is not likley to be serious. it could be a muscle fiber twitching or going into a spasm. this could occur with muscle f ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
50 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve irritation: Nerve irritation pain is very sharp and the nerve root irritation usually is in the back even though it is felt only in the leg. Other symptoms of ne ... Read More

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