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Doctor insights on: Aching Calf Muscle And Numb Foot

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I have aching pain in my calf muscle and my foot is numb. What can I take for this?

I have aching pain in my calf muscle and my foot is numb. What can I take for this?

You need to see: A dr immediately, if none available you need to go to the emergency room. A clot in your calf needs to be ruled out, please do not delay, you are a perfect age for a clot.....This is possibly a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot. Numbness in Achilles. Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg. Any ideas what's wrong?

Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot. Numbness in Achilles. Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg. Any ideas what's wrong?

Calf pain: Can be several things:
1. tingling and numbness usually represent nerve pain - the sural nerve runs behind the calf muscle and could be pinched
2. the pain in the arch could be tednonitis - the posterior tibial tendon - when injured it can cause deep calf soreness and arch pain especially behind the ankle area.
3. tarsal tunnel syndrome
I would suggest you see a Podiatrist or Foot & Ankle doctor ...Read more

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Calf muscle pain & numbness of foot & tors?

Calf muscle pain & numbness of foot & tors?

L4 Radiculopathy: Disk herniations at l4-5, could cause pressure to either the L4 or L5 nerves or both. L5 would cause the outside of the calf and top of the foot to be affected. Weakness bringing the toes and ankle up may be present. L5-s1 hnp could cause s1 nerve pressure with back of calf painful and sensations in heel and sole of foot. Any weakness would be in gastroc. Mri would answer definitively. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I have acute pain in my right calf muscle, muscles in calf tends to squeeze which causes immense pain and at the same time foot becomes numb.

Hi doc, I have acute pain in my right calf muscle, muscles in calf tends to squeeze which causes immense pain and at the same time foot becomes numb.

Pain: There are many reasons for calf pain but if you have traveled a long distance or it is swollen you should get an ultrasound to rule out a clot. If not. Then check you electrolytes by getting your blood drawn. ...Read more

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Numbness down leg and foot (sciatic). Then calf muscle locked up. Main pain in outer calf. Now in inside calf. Can barely walk, goin on 1 1/2 mnth.

Numbness down leg and foot (sciatic). Then calf muscle locked up. Main pain in outer calf. Now in inside calf. Can barely walk, goin on 1 1/2 mnth.

See a specialist: There are multiple reasons to be experiencing numbness in the leg. You need an evaluation by a physiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Calf muscle hurts in left legLike it's about to cramp but doesn't. Feel it more when resting. Some tingling and numbness with cold feet. Also tired?

Calf muscle hurts in left legLike it's about to cramp but doesn't. Feel it more when resting. Some tingling and numbness with cold feet. Also tired?

Many things: There are many reasons for you to have the above described symptoms! It could be as simple as a muscle strain or cramp. Sometimes, diabetes and or hormonal imbalances could present with fatigue and numbness. ...Read more

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Can a calf muscle over compensating for a collapsing foot arch be tender to the touch? Anxiety makes me worry clot but no basis other than calf sore

Can a calf muscle over compensating for a collapsing foot arch be tender to the touch? Anxiety makes me worry clot but no basis other than calf sore

Yes: Muscles in the calf can be overworked trying to compensate for a foot that overpronate blood clots in your age group are not common. Have you recently taken a long flight where you were not moving for quite a while? ...Read more

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What is going on? When I bend my left big toe im having a tingley kind of numb feeling throughout my foot and it's shooting up my calf muscle about as far up as my knee. I've never broken my toe or anything so I don't know what's going on. Am I having a s

What is going on? When I bend my left big toe im having a tingley kind of numb feeling throughout my foot and it's shooting up my calf muscle about as far up as my knee. I've never broken my toe or anything so I don't know what's going on. Am I having a s

Numbness: Numbness that shoots from the big toe up the lower limb and triggered by movement of the toe sounds like neuritis. Neuritis is caused by irritation or injury to a nerve. In this case, the involved nerve could be one of the digital (that's digit as in toes) nerves to the big toe, the medial plantar nerve, or the posterior tibial nerve. Since feet take such a beating, from things including the activities we do and the things we wear on our feet, it is not surprising that the nerves in our feet can be injured. Digital nerves can sometimes become swollen, causing something called morton's neuroma. The medial plantar nerve can be hurt by badly-fitting arch supports. The posterior tibial nerve can get pinched at the ankle, something called tarsal tunnel syndrome. Foot nerves can also be made more liable to injury by other conditions, like diabetes and vascular disease.

Podiatrists, who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the feet, may be a good resource for foot nerve injuries. ...Read more

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My right calf muscle aches, it doesn't feel normal. Its/off. Its not pain it just feels weird kind of like numbness. No other symptoms. Help?

My right calf muscle aches, it doesn't feel normal. Its/off. Its not pain it just feels weird kind of like numbness. No other symptoms. Help?

Have it checked out: Calf muscle ache by itself is not a problem if it's just from a spasm, but when it involves a numbing sensation, like a paresthesia, or feeling weird, it needs to be checked out, so the cause can be determined. Your medical, family, social, trauma histories will help. So, make an appointment with you doctor to do so, and get peace of mind. ...Read more

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My right back calf muscle feels tight and sore and numbness tingling in foot and ankle area?

My right back calf muscle feels tight and sore and numbness tingling in foot and ankle area?

Serious: Sounds like you have a compartment syndrome. This means swelling in your lower leg compressing the nerves thus contributing to the numbness. This could be so serious as to be thrombophlebitis. This is a very serious condition. Can lead to blood clots. See someone immediately. ...Read more

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I am experiencing numbness or tingling (time frame: gradual onset) (side: one side only), shoulder pain, back tenderness to touch, aching muscles and foot numbness.

I am experiencing numbness or tingling (time frame: gradual onset) (side: one side only), shoulder pain, back tenderness to touch, aching muscles and foot numbness.

Varies: There are multiple potential possibilities. Numbness suggests possibility of neurological cause. There also can be more than one cause. It is fairly rare, for example, to have foot numbness and shoulder pain have the same cause. Consider being seen for a thorough evaluation Serling a specific diagnosis. At that point, treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more

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Do I have dvt? Calf muscle was randomly sore 3 days ago the soreness is gone but weird sensations linger. Tight, full, cold foot, pulsing.

Do I have dvt? Calf muscle was randomly sore 3 days ago the soreness is gone but weird sensations linger. Tight, full, cold foot, pulsing.

Possibly: Sounds like it could be a DVT. Only an Ultrasound or venogram would be truly diagnostic.

An Ultrasound would be easy and more appropriate as an initial test. ...Read more

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Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Nerves: Typically numbness points to nerves. Numbness associated with weakness is concerning for spine disease (pinched nerves). You should consult a physician for evaluation sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What can cause aching pain on the right leg and slight foot numbness?

There are a few: Things that can cause this. The one I would be most concerned about is that you do not have a clot in your leg which potentially may cause both symptoms you mention. This would be considered a medical emergency. If the aching pain in the leg is in your calf then I would advise you seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week I noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so I took s

Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week I noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so I took s

It is possible.: The pill and other oral contraceptives can increase your risk of blood clot and especially so if your are a smoker. If you have swelling in that leg compared to the other or tenderness then I would have a high suspicion for a clot. Call your doc or go to a local urgent care or emergency department. If it is getting worse do not ignore it. ...Read more

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Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times.?

You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a medical doctor right away. If your right sided symptoms are signs of a stroke, than you need to be in a hospital now. Depends on how long you have been dealing with this, so if just today, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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Foot Numbness (Definition)

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