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Calf muscle pain. Help?

Calf muscle pain. Help?

Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes of calf pain including blood clots, muscle spasms, muscle tears or sprains, popliteal artery entrapment, dehydration, abnormal electrolytes, nerve injuries, exertional compartment syndrome, or even stress fractures. If it doesn't resolve with basic treatment of rest, ice, compression and elevation, you should probably get it checked. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Burning sensation in left calf muscle?

Burning sensation in left calf muscle?

Do you have varicose: Veins in the leg, if you do, this could be superficial phlebitis, if you do not it could muscular origin, both you could treat with Motrin and moist heat. If did not go away check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more

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Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Manipulation: Gentle indirect osteoapathic manipulative techniques can be very helpful. Most of these will resolve by themselves without intervention given a few days. ...Read more

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Calf heat. Hip pain.

Calf heat. Hip pain.

See below: This actually sounds like sciatica or pain from an irritated nerve root in your lumbar spine. If your leg is hot, swollen, or tender to touch behind the knee or calf then a clot is more likely. I would recommend seeing your physician asap just to be sure. ...Read more

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Tight muscles burning joints fatigue leg pain when lying down high reatine?

Tight muscles burning joints fatigue leg pain when lying down high reatine?

Your symptoms may: Suggest kidney problems if your creatinine level is high. Have a comprehensive blood work with your dr including bun/ creatinine (main kidney function tests). In the meantime, check your blood pressure (should be lower than 130/80) and cut down on salt and protein intake. Take care! ...Read more

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Stinging tearing pain. In diapghram area nauseas dizzy low energy. Stinging pain in calve muscles. Weak legs and arms?

Stinging tearing pain. In diapghram area nauseas dizzy low energy. Stinging pain in calve muscles. Weak legs and arms?

Do not wait..: for any "guesses" you might receive on this Website!! Yor symptoms are such that a COMPLETE MEDICAL EVALUATION is in order! If you ask question again with a little more information about where you are located ..we can respond with a suggestion as to where you might seek a referral! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Strained muscles groin ?

Strained muscles groin
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OK?: Cold compresses to sore areas and if able to use safely, NSAID (like aleve (naproxen) or advil) can reduce the discomfort while it heals over next few days. If bruising / severe pain / persists beyond about 5 days, see dr for exam. ...Read more

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Perineal lump, pain, buttock and thigh pain ?Overstretch injury

Perineal lump, pain, buttock and thigh pain ?Overstretch injury

Lump: That lump may be an infection/abscess. Have it checked out by your doctor. You may need minor surgery. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow.  Stretching muscles hurts.  Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

YES!: Gentle stretching can actually speed up and improve the healing of sore, knotted muscles. Try not to overdo it with painful stretches or bounce around while stretching, but gentle stretches a few times a day will loosen spasm and contraction in sore muscles after a workout. Always see a physician if muscles become extremely painful or muscle pain does not go away within 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Sure, be gentle: Muscles in our body contract when used. They can cramp up from overworking, as can be seen with exercise. Ice initially for a couple of days followed by heat and gentle stretching and massage along with antiinflammatories can be helpful. Do not exercise or stretch aggressively as this will only further injure the sore muscles. If pain persists see an orthopedist. Feel better! ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

I am experiencing  leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS: complex issue and if you do 2nd opinion with me we can quickly narrow down what it is and if you should go to ER or not. ...Read more

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Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Below the knee: Go to a professional who can do a proper exam to exclude problems with you circulation. More likely it is due to a nerve damage problem. It could be anywhere from where the nerve starts in the spinal cord to the more distant (peripheral0 part of the nerve. ...Read more

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Body Aches (Definition)

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