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Doctor insights on: Bilateral Calf Pain After Running

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Calf pain at the start of running sports, what's wrong?

Calf pain at the start of running sports, what's wrong?

Muscle tightness: It sounds like you have some tightness in your calf
muscle.
I would suggest 5-7 minutes of easy jogging followed
by stretching the affected area prior to running at a faster
pace.
If you try to run before stretching you might tear part of the muscle. ...Read more

Calf Pain (Definition)

Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more


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No injury lower calf pain x6mon, dr said use ice/heat. Started running 2day, now have warm sensation off/on outside calf2thigh? Not swollen/red/hot

No injury lower calf pain x6mon, dr said use ice/heat. Started running 2day, now have warm sensation off/on outside calf2thigh? Not swollen/red/hot

Calf pain: How often are you doing your exercises? Do you maintain a consistent schedule or a sporadic one? Do you stretch before you run? You might start slow and run a short distance while allowing your body to get use to the work out. As time passes, you can start increasing the distance and speed as well. ...Read more

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What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, but can present in the back. Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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What should I do about shin splints, calf pain due to running?

What should I do about shin splints, calf pain due to running?

Ice, rest, stretch: Usually this problem is secondary to running on a hard
surface or repetitive activity. Treatment is ice massage, nsaids,
rest and stretching. Also your running shoes lose their
cushioning function before they wear out visually. So if you
run on a regular basis, replace your shoes every 6-8 months. ...Read more

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Sudden calf pain. But pain in upper thigh near butt for a week or two. Started running about a month ago. DVT? Or mire likely overuse or injury?

Sudden calf pain. But pain in upper thigh near butt for a week or two. Started running about a month ago. DVT? Or mire likely overuse or injury?

Overuse: This would be a rare location for a blood clot. It sounds more like an overuse problem--you started running too hard too fast or a strain from an abnormal gait or footwear ...Read more

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Achy calf and achy knees, mainly at night. Work out 3-4 times a week, running on treadmill and squats with no supplements. Not painful, just achy?

Achy calf and achy knees, mainly at night. Work out 3-4 times a week, running on treadmill and squats with no supplements. Not painful, just achy?

Shoes: First thing is to take a really good look at your shoes. They should be fitted to your feet with good arch support. Have someone watch you run. Does one foot strike differently than the other? Does one toe point at a different angle than the other? Have someone measure your leg length. Is one leg longer than the other? Custom orthotics can help with many of these types of problems. ...Read more

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Medial tenderness inner rt. Calf & ache. .. What alternate exercise besides running? Bar or cycle or walking? I'm sad and frustrated -to get in shape

Medial tenderness inner rt. Calf & ache. .. What alternate exercise besides running? Bar or cycle or walking? I'm sad and frustrated -to get in shape

WAlking: Swimming is also very good and is low impact. Go to a local exercise faciity that my have a poor. Sometimes you can get a pass at a local hotel to use their pool for so much per month.
Best wishes ...Read more

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Can bilateral Achilles tendinosis pain move up into the calves as the tendons heal? The tendon pain has improved but high calf pain has worsened.

Can bilateral Achilles tendinosis pain move up into the calves as the tendons heal? The tendon pain has improved but high calf pain has worsened.

No, that's very unli-: Kely. You probably developed some other problem, depending how you were treated for tendinosis.
Possibilities include muscle tears (unlikely that you have it on both sides); clots (again very rarely do they occur on both sides); weakened muscles in the calves, if you have been treated by resting them for more than a few days ; now they are hurting, as you start getting around.
See an orthopod. ...Read more

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Causes of severe bilateral calf pain while standing (relieved by rest or walking) in 58 yr old female with no DVT, no neuro, no arterial issues?

Causes of severe bilateral calf pain while standing (relieved by rest or walking) in 58 yr old female with no DVT, no neuro, no arterial issues?

Tight and strained: The calf muscles become quite sore when they are tight.
Dorsiflexion at the ankle should be 5-10 degrees. Passive stretching is advised for such a condition. Active stretching may cause more injury to the muscle and tendon. Passive means off-weightbearing. Just sit and use a towel, belt or elastic band. ...Read more

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I have levaquin (levofloxacin) induced bilateral Achilles tendinopathy. Tendon pain fluctuates while medial side calf pain and tenderness is constant. Is this normal?

I have levaquin (levofloxacin) induced bilateral Achilles tendinopathy. Tendon pain fluctuates while medial side calf pain and tenderness is constant. Is this normal?

Just make sure you: Don't have a DVT at the sametime. You would not want the achilles tendonopathy to mask a possible dvt.
I would obviously avoid any physical exertion as well as you would not want the achilles to completely rupture. This is a big problem witht he quinolone drugs. ...Read more

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I can walk without pain in my left calf but after running for about 5 minutes it tightens up and running becomes impossible. What could this be?

I can walk without pain in my left calf but after running for about 5 minutes it tightens up and running becomes impossible. What could this be?

Sounds muscular: While the issue sounds like a muscular issue
which may be improved with therapy treatment such as stretching and modalities
to decrease any inflammation in the area.
If it is always related to running, you may
have an intermittent compartment syndrome. ...Read more

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For several years, after running I get a dull aching pain from top of tendon to mid - top calf, will still ache 2-4 weeks after. Ache after 2wks?

May not be: A tendon. I strongly advise an examination and venous /arterial doppler study of your mid- lower leg, to rule out a clot or vein inflammation (dvt or thrombophlebitis). Do not ignore these symptoms- call today or go directly to the ER or UC clinic. No running until cleared. ...Read more