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Aching Calves And Feet
Hi, I've got unbearable pain in both feet. Its in the side, in the ball and toes. The pain goes up my calves and they ache all the time thanks?
Painful feet: With with these type of symptoms I would see your podiatrist immediately for further evaluation. ...Read more
Possible Raynauds: Exposure to a cold environment such as in winter (also too much air conditioning) in some otherwise normal people can cause spasm of the small and medium size arteries: raynauds disease. This causes a pale or blue color and some pain. Warm clothes, gloves, heavy socks and shoes and a hat help or move somewhere warm. It is usually a benign. If this sounds not like you check with your M.D. ...Read more
Could be...: Peripheral neuropathy which is a syndrome involving the nerves in the legs. It also may be compression of the nerves in the lower back that causes the burning going down your legs. It's best to visit with a podiatrist or a neurologist to be evaluated to find the cause of the pain and so the proper recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more
Different foot types: Keep in mind there are different foot types. Some people have high arches, others have average and some have flatfeet. So the biomechanics of the different feet will function differently. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more
Several causes: This could be generalized arthritis, vascular issues, plantar fasciitis, nerve irritation/neuropathy like pains just to name a few possibilities. See a dr. And get a full history and physical examination to best diagnose you, so the treatment can be tailored to meet your expectations. Best wishes. ...Read more
Random pin point pain by my hip, moderate. Also had same pain in my other leg in my thigh. My calves and feet have been aching to. Any ideas? Thanks
Could wearing flip-flops all the time cause the aches and stiffness in my feet and legs? Calves especially tight. Been several months.
Yes: Flip flops provide almost no support. If worn for prolonged periods of activity can lead to many foot conditions and deformities. ...Read more
Hi my feet feel hot and are throbbing and my calves too I have a constant ache in my legs and ankles?
Had ptosis surgery 2 days ago. Now my legs are restless and my calves and feet ache. Why and what can I do?
Exam: Your symptoms could be a reaction to the anesthesia or an early sign of a blood clot. Due to your history of tobacco use, obesity and diabetes your risk for a blood clot is higher than others. Also, if you stopped blood thinners prior to surgery this may also increase your risk. If you have leg pain, redness or swelling you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Toes burn red sometimes feel puffy but aren't swollen feet ankles and lower calves feel achy sore but not painful?
Occasional lower back ache. My butt feels like it cramps. Both legs get cramp like pain on and off in calves and feet. Occasional numbness. Causes?
Recommend evaluation: Symptoms may suggest lumbar spine or neuromuscular pathology caused by vitamin deficiencies or hormone and electrolyte imbalances. Questions regarding other sxs should be addressed. You could schedule a consult or see your PCP. I recommend further evaluation with lab tests including B12, CK, TSH and a basic metabolic panel as well as an MRI of lumbar spine and if negative an electromyelogram. ...Read more
I don't have DVT or refux but have sore swollen feet and ankles with some edema in calves. What could it be?
Edema: It could be you should go see your doctor and get checked out. There are lots of possible explanations. ...Read more
Had pain in bum piriformis muscle I think but last started to get tight painful calves and burn and sore arches in feet what's happenin?
Not Good: 40 yo man describes acute buttock pain followed by burning pain both calves & soreness both plantar arches. Neurophysiology supports neural impingement occurring in distal spinal cord; proximate to cauda equina & occurring in midline; affecting both right & left exiting spinal nerves; likely a L-5 lesion. Best candidate for injury mechanism is protruding central disk; possibly a metastatic mass. ...Read more
I have had a constant migraine since 8 last night. Also nausea sore calves and upper arms. The soles of my feet are sore too. What could be wrong?
? systemic disease?: You appear to have symptoms that affect many different systems. The migraine effect may indicate problems with the brain, the soreness problems with the muscles and the peripheral nerves, the nausea problems with the stomach. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. You may have problems with blood pressure, blood sugar, viral syndrome, or a more serious disorder. ...Read more
My rt knee is bad also i, m having both legs are very tight, very sore ankles giving out feet throbbing. Trouble standing and walking. Both calves stiff?
Leg Problems: The question is always where to begin? I am a podiatrist, so we tend to look upwards from the feet. Make sure you are in very stable shoes and orthotics to support your ankles that feel like giving out. Stretch your calves 3 times daily as long as you do not cause pain. Have a back doctor see how to stabilize your spine. Ice 10 minutes three times daily any area that feels inflamed. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
I'm quite a regular runner, but recently I wasn't able to run due to calves pains just above my Achilles, a sore foot bridge, recently also one knee. I rested, but my knee hasn't gotten better. Do I go and see a physiotherapist/biokineticist?
Ortho specialist.: The knee, because of it's complexity, has several structural elements that can be symptomatic when either overused, inflamed or injured. The cause of the knee pain could best be worked out by an examination to determine which of these structural elements are involved. Even though the foot and calf pain has subsided, they probably caused compensatory issues with the knee. Go to orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
My daughter has pain in right breast and underarm, shortness of breath, feels like spiders are on her feet& sore calves, bloodclot in lungs not found?
Merits evaluation.: Each symptom merits a careful evaluation. For example, if the chest pain is worse with deep breaths, it might be pleurisy (inflammation of the sac surrounding the lung); or it could be a right breast inflammatory process, or a blood clot in the axillary vein in the armpit. Similarly, the shortness of breath, foot and calf symptoms merit a doctor's assessment. ...Read more
There are several possible explanations. They can be narrowed down by considering the nature of the pain and when it occurs.
Pain that is present all the time, or that begins immediately after you stand up, suggests a musculoskeletal problem or arthritis. This is especially true if the pain is at the joints.
Pain that is crampy in nature, begins after you start walking and goes away when you stop and rest, or starts when you are lying down but gets better when you hang your legs off the bed suggests arterial blockage.
Itching, aching, or a sense of fullness in the legs that develops slowly over time when you're standing up and is relieved when you lie down or when you exercise suggests a problem with your venous system.
In addition to the history questions discussed above, there are some signs of each type of problem that your doctor can look for on a physical exam. In some cases, x-rays or ultrasound studies might also be needed. ...Read more
I hurt my left foot a few days ago and it's still hurting but now my left calf is all swollen and sore too. What could be wrong?
Get it evaluated.: This is a difficult issue to precisely diagnose over the internet. See an orthopedist as soon as possible. ...Read more
What could be causing my legs to ache almost all the time but especially when I lay down. My feet have been cold if that could also be a symptom?
Have your back check: If you are have radiating or aching pain in your legs and temperature changes in feet have you lower back examined. ...Read more
First: Make sure you don't have any clots in your legs, by getting an ultrasound of the veins and are doing everything you can to have a healthy heart, kidney and liver which will effect swelling in your legs and the ache. Ask your doctor to test you for diabetes as well. Good luck! The cause is key-treatment depends on it. ...Read more
Disc disease: Back and leg pain/ spasms can come from disc herniations or referred pain from disc degeneration. Usually the symptoms will resolve after 6 weeks. For persistent symptoms, a lumbar MRI can show whether the nerve is being compressed. Physical therapy and injections can calm things down. Surgery is reserved for those with disc herniations that don't respond to anything else. ...Read more
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
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
I'm 42 recently diagnosed with osteo in both knees, had 3 injections in each knee 6 weeks ago but knees, legs and feet ache all the time?
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