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Why is my calf is tensing up and hurting

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Contusion: You have a soft tissue contusion. The pain will resolve over several days. If it doesn't, see a doctor.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
52 years experience Pediatrics
See orthopedist: Sounds like a serious strain or sprain or even a torn muscle or ligament. Needs to be evajluated
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Muscle strain: Muscle strain can occur a result of muscle exercise. A strain occurs when muscle fibers are damaged. This may take some time to resolve.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
How much: are you stretching out before and after your runs?
A 52-year-old member asked:
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
A 55-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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a physician: The calf pain could be from a simple muscle strain, but the worst case scenario is if you have some sort of blood clot. I don't want to alarm you, bu ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
More fluids: Make sure you drink plenty of fluids including potassium and calcium before playing .Dehydration, lacks of potassium and calcium can cause cramping i ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Increased blood flow: It's not entirely clear what is causing this, but in the absence of other symptoms, warmth and redness come from increased blood flow to an area of sk ... Read More

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