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sudden calf pain while running

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Muscle tightness: It sounds like you have some tightness in your calf muscle. I would suggest 5-7 minutes of easy jogging followed by stretching the affected area pr ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Deep Vein Thrombosis: I doubt anyone with a real DVT would be able to run. But, yes, it would be very dangerous to run without a diagnosis or being on treatment to resolve ... Read More
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: A DVT causes inflammation and swelling both of which hurt during exercises that involve the calf muscles.
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Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
25 years experience General Surgery
Calf pain: How often are you doing your exercises? Do you maintain a consistent schedule or a sporadic one? Do you stretch before you run? You might start slo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, but can present in the back. Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stres ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Ice, rest, stretch: Usually this problem is secondary to running on a hard surface or repetitive activity. Treatment is ice massage, nsaids, rest and stretching. Also ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Depends: Rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Warm bath, strech. If no improvement visit your doctor.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Overuse: This would be a rare location for a blood clot. It sounds more like an overuse problem--you started running too hard too fast or a strain from an abn ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hydrate well: with water or electrolyte solutions, stretch the muscles and/or massage the knots, and heat may help.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Muscle sprain: May take longer to heal, weeks at times, so rest your muscles, warm compresses may help with occasional use of NSAIDS, topical/systemic , unless contr ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
See your doctor: There are different possible causes for knee, calf and ankle pain. The most worrisome would be a blood clot. Would recommend an evaluation with your ... Read More

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