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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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I have had aching calf muscles for a week and my feet get very sore?

I have had aching calf muscles for a week and my feet get very sore?

Need more info: If you have been doing more exercise than usual, that can explain it. If you are sendentery or immobile, or if there is any swelling of the calf, best to see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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My daughter that's is twelve and is always complaining about her body aching. She says her calf muscles and back hurt. She also can't get comfortable.?

My daughter that's is twelve and is always complaining about her body aching. She says her calf muscles and back hurt. She also can't get comfortable.?

Does your : Daughter have flat feet, is she overweight , does she wear high heels, poor posture , is she active? Had she had her thyroids checked ? Please get her evaluated by her pediatrician. She may be referred to specialists depending on lab results. May need to go on diet.Get her checked for diabetes too. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do my calf muscles ache so bad after 8 hours on my feet?

Why do my calf muscles ache so bad after 8 hours on my feet?

Consider : Arch supports and compressive socks. Venous insufficiency from poor valves may be a cause or faulty biomechanics from pronated feet. ...Read more

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Why is my right calf muscle aching? I need some advice.

Why is my right calf muscle aching? I need some advice.

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound. Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Both my calf muscles are sore when I wake up in morning?

Both my calf muscles are sore when I wake up in morning?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, including potential vascular or electrolytes abnormalities. A good medical check up would be an appropriate place to start. ...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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After jogging for 5 milestwice a week my calf muscle becomes sore after about 6 weeks and i caanot train for about 2 weeks until it has recovered.

After jogging  for 5 milestwice a week my calf muscle becomes sore after about 6 weeks  and i caanot train for about 2 weeks until it has recovered.

Calf pain: Do you stretch before and after? You may have muscle strain or possible circulation issue. Try warm compress after running and massage to get more blood to area. If non of these work see dr. May be low in potassium. ...Read more