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when i flex my calf it hurts

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Clot: An ultrasound of your veins could rule that out. How is your back? If back pain, an MRI of your lower back could help clarify the nerve pinched caus ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Davida
37 years experience Family Medicine
Thrombosis: Get venous ultrasound soon, it may be a vein clot. If neg, then rest, elevation, heating pad and tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Can be Serious.....: Without knowing anything more about the nature and history of you calf pain, I would strongly suggest that you go to the emergency room at once. All c ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sprained it: Start stretching when stops to hurt.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
Depends: there are several things it could be. It depends on what your symptoms are. It could be a spur on the back of the heel or it could be an inflammation ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
24 years experience Podiatry
Strain: Probably strained the calf muscle. Rest and anti inflammatory medication should calm it down
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Back of the leg: Dorsiflexion (bending up) of the foot elongates the calf muscle (aka the achilles tendon). A tight achilles tendon may be one reason this motion can ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Rule out dvt: You need to make sure you don't have a blood clot in this leg. Go to the doctor or ER and they should order a doppler ultrasound. This can be a seriou ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
?injury: This could be a simple muscle strain or contusion but have it checked by your md if it persists, worsens or there is associated swelling to check for ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Calf pain: Muscular pain int he calf from strain will take a couple weeks to resolve unless you give it complete rest. Swelling or throbbing should be evaluated ... Read More

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