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I was trying to take my boot off from my left foot, i received an immediate pain in my left calf. Did i tear it?
You could have: Should be easily diagnosed by a good primary care physician. Physical exam is likely enough. By the mechanism of injury, it is highly unlikely there is a 'complete tear' so it should heal up over time. Get it checked out, though. ...Read more
Can a small keloid scar be caused by the repeated rubbing of leather boot on the skin of the calf ?
Friction scars: Yes they can. Friction can cause a burn on the skin just like an iron can. This can lead to a scar or more commonly the skin in the area will be darker than the surrounding skin. Make sure that your footwear is well fitted to minimize rubbing and wear socks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fx foot/ankle w/ elec. Pain shooting out. Can't keep boot causes pain in my calf.Is there a better option or alternative. Already using nsaids ice?
Is it common to have pain in calf/leg muscles after being in a walking boot for 4 weeks and just starting to walk again without it?
Yes: Yes, this is common to have since you haven't moved this particular muscle in a month. That being said, not moving a limb can increase your risk for blood clot. If you have swelling, redness of the skin, feeling of a cramp in the muscle, get to a doctor or ER right away to make sure you do not have a clot. These are all signs for a blood clot. ...Read more
I recently fractured my ankle, I am in a walking boot. I've been having pain in my calf muscle. Could this be a sign of a blood clot forming?
Definitely : Go have a venous duplex immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
My bf wears mid-calf steel-toed boots for protection/support. Lately he's been getting itchy, sometimes painful, pus-filled bumps. What r they?
Why would a boot length and crew length sock feel tight(er) on my right leg than my left? Switching socks from L to R and R to L causes same thing.
Your right leg: May have a different girth than your left, for example it may be slightly swollen compared to the opposite side. ...Read more
Broken leg w/ screw told not to put weight on it or else screw will shatter. Fell, leaned on leg briefly while wearing walking boot. Will it be okay?
Most likely: I'm not sure what surgery you had, but breaking hardware is typically very painful. If you aren't experiencing increasing pain or swelling, it's probably okay. X-rays would confirm your suspicion. ...Read more
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