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Tight right calf muscle for @ 1 week. Worse with rest, seems tingling /burning/ itchy at night in bed. Not hot or discolored. Thoughts?

Tight right calf muscle for @ 1 week. Worse with rest, seems tingling /burning/ itchy at night in bed. Not hot or discolored. Thoughts?

Calf discomfort: One possibility is congestion in the calf veins which builds up during the day's activity on your feet. Elevating the leg should relieve that discomfort, however. Irritability of calf nerves or muscles may be a cause. A blood clot in a calf vein usually is accompanied by swelling and tenderness. It's best to have a physician examine your leg and, if deemed advisable, get an ultrasound of the veins ...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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Recently a spot about the size of a quarter has started tingling off & on in my left calf muscle. Not painful. Tweaked nerve?

Recently a spot about the size of a quarter has started tingling off & on in my left calf muscle. Not painful. Tweaked nerve?

Either that: Or a varicose vein. Doesn't sound serious in either case. But show it to your doctor just to make sure. ...Read more

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I have a tingling sensation at the front of my lower left calf muscle that's been there for about 2 months. I feels like it filled with fluid or acid

I have a tingling sensation at the front of my lower left calf muscle that's been there for about 2 months. I feels like it filled with fluid or acid

All the time?: Is the sensation there all the time? Does it shift sides at all? Does it change from tingling to numb to burning or anything like that? Tight clothes? You may wish to consult a neurologist and what they think if it's just not going away. ...Read more

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FM 50, perimenopause, from last two days I get spells of coldness in my both calf muscles, no pain, numbness, tingling. So what to do? Thanks

FM 50, perimenopause, from last two days I get spells of coldness in my both calf muscles, no pain, numbness, tingling. So what to do? Thanks

Cold Calves: Lower extremity coldness can be due to many conditions, too numerous to discuss here. With hormonal fluctuations, as a woman approaches menopause, there may be a phenomenon of superficial vascular hyper-reactivity. Dilation is often described by many women as hot flashes, dizziness, sweating, etc. If vessels constrict, blood flow decreases, the skin will cool, hence the cold limbs. ...Read more

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Was walking fast in the rain, stepped down and felt pop in calf muscle. It hurt a lot last night, I could walk but iced and took IB. Foot Tingling.

Was walking fast in the rain, stepped down and felt pop in calf muscle. It hurt a lot last night, I could walk but iced and took IB. Foot Tingling.

Partial tear: Usually this history means a partial tear of one the calf muscles. The medial head of the gastrocnemius is the most common. Tingling may just be from some swelling around the nerve. I expect that to resolve within a few days. Rest, ice a calf sleeve and wearing supportive shoes with heels should all help you. Don't stretch it. Ibuprofen optional. Healing usually in 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I have soreness and knot in my calf muscle, also has moved to my foot and ankle also have a tingling feeling in my foot, is this related with pulled m?

Maybe: This sounds like some sort of nerve impingement (pinched nerve.) this may have been caused by a calf injury. I think you need to see your doctor quickly to get an early jump on this. They will also rule out the possiblity of a blood clot to your calf. ...Read more

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It feels more like a burning pain, it's more on the inside of my right foot, around shin, and calf muscle hurts on occasion.?

It feels more like a burning pain, it's more on the inside of my right foot, around shin, and calf muscle hurts on occasion.?

Circulation: Seek an evaluation to specifically determine if your symptoms are arterial vs venous in nature. Particularly, do they get better or worse with ambulation vs rest? Are you diabetic? ...Read more

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When I contract my calf muscles, I feel tingling sensation in my both feet all the time. No cramps. Been to physio, no hernia or anything serious.

When I contract my calf muscles, I feel tingling sensation in my both feet all the time. No cramps. Been to physio, no hernia or anything serious.

Neuro: Have you seen neurology? Just a thought since the tingling sensation seems to be the main issue. They may be able to direct you to neurophysiology who conduct electromyography and nerve conduction tests (unless you've already had that done?) to see if there is an abnormality in the nerves that run through/by your calf muscles. Thinking out loud. ...Read more

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Calf muscle hurts in left legLike it's about to cramp but doesn't. Feel it more when resting. Some tingling and numbness with cold feet. Also tired?

Many things: There are many reasons for you to have the above described symptoms! It could be as simple as a muscle strain or cramp. Sometimes, diabetes and or hormonal imbalances could present with fatigue and numbness. ...Read more

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Burning pain in top of leg, calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor, tingle in side of face, hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

Burning pain in top of leg, calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor, tingle in side of face, hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

MRI brain with FLAIR: The facial tingling and response to hot shower is concerning. Your neurologist will want to do a good exam and get an MRI of the head to exclude MS or clinically isolated syndrome. ...Read more

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What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

Tarsal tunnel: Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful. ...Read more

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I am having burning and tingling sensation. Under my feet, my muscles of hands and leg iare very weak but nerves are ok.?

I am having burning and tingling sensation. Under my feet, my muscles of hands and leg iare very weak but nerves are ok.?

Neuropathy: Peripheral nerve symptoms can be related to multiple causes. Diet, drugs, environmental factors, diseases, etc. All can cause neuropathic symptoms. If your legs are weak this might be due to a muscular nerve dysfunction. Further neurological evaluation would be indicated here. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn calf muscle?

What are the symptoms of a torn calf muscle?

Pain, swelling: Usually it occurs secondary to sports such
as tennis or basketball
you will often feel a pop in the calf and will
end up with swelling and difficulty weightbearing on the leg
it is important to differentiate a calf injury from and achilles tendon injury which is likely
to require surgery. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of a strained calf muscle?

Localized pain: Pain in the calf especially with walking. In severe cases you may feel a bulge or see bruising develop on the skin. Symptoms usually resolve in 1-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Why do u feel a bit of cramp at my calf muscle suddenly? Is this symptoms of some illness?

Why do u feel a bit of cramp at my calf muscle suddenly? Is this symptoms of some illness?

Muscle strain from: Strenuous exercise, electrolyte abnormality, circulation problem etc may cause your leg cramps. See your dr if it persists or worsens. Take care! ...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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Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves?

Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves?

Not really...: Neuropathy and twitching are two different things which are not necessarily linked together. Symptoms of neuropathy include numbness in feet, burning sensation, problem with balance, etc. Twitching on the other hand can happen from a lot of different reasons such as stress, benign fasciculations or with more serious pathology involving the anterior horn cells such as ALS, Polio, etc. ...Read more

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I am currently experiencing tingling, numbness and a burning type sensation in my right calf.?

I am currently experiencing tingling, numbness and a burning type sensation in my right calf.?

Numbness: Any time the word numbness is used it may be a compressed nerve. However, there is a chance it could be a side effect of the birth control medication. See your prescribing physician first. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

Don't know: I have never heard of burning in forearm veins unless something has been injected into them. Assuming you are not doing that (and maybe especially if you are) then you should see a clinician to find the cause of this and the leg cramps. Probably need blood tests as well. Meanwhile, keep your arms above your heart level and try some heat on them as well as your leg muscles to see if it helps. ...Read more

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I have burning in my calf and inner thighs. Had severe muscle spasms in calf but took magnesium and they subsided. Then the burning started.?

I have burning in my calf and inner thighs. Had severe muscle spasms in calf but took magnesium and they subsided. Then the burning started.?

Disk disease?: Consider this is originating from a low back disc affecting the nerve going to the calf. If a rash occurs in your calf then could be shingles. I would recommend an evaluation from your PCP. ...Read more

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Is burning muscle fatigue in the calf normal after a long road trip? I tried to walk when I could but chances were few and far between

No it's not: Is it just one calf? If so, you could have a blood clot and you need to be evaluated now. If it is both, well, it COULD be two clots but that's unusual. If there could have been pressure under the thigh during the trip and if the symptoms are resolving, then not to worry. If you are on BCP's, then do worry. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more