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Calf Muscle Feels Hot
I get a hot feeling on my calf muscle off and on now I also feel it in my thigh. What causes this? Sitting and standing by the way.
Calf Calorics: Heat is one of many sensations, both normal and abnormal, that the body can perceive due to a stimulus that is real or unreal. Typically if there is nerve compression somewhere along the course of the nerve as it passes through tissues or at the level of the spine itself, this sensation can occur. If associated with weakness or pain it may be a spinal disc issue causing compression on a nerve. ...Read more
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
I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?
See MD: Please see an MD to rule out blood clots, deep and superficial. Could also be a varicose vein as these can hurt end of day and feel hot etc. ...Read more
My calf muscle seized up during spin class. I felt severe pain and couldn't move it. It subsided with a hot bath but still not 100%. What should I do?
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
Worked out my calves 2 days ago nd right calf is extremely sore, can barely walk. What should I do? Hot or cold compresses? Did I tear calf muscle?
No: Working out rigorously rarely causes damage or tear. You are probably experiencing post exercise soreness (which makes it difficult to walk because the muscle is shortened and full of inflammatory chemicals from going beyond the aerobic capacity of the calf muscle). Apply heat, massage the muscle, stretch it gently, and walk more slowly until the length comes back. It will take 2 days to pass. ...Read more
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
No definite reason:
Exact cause of muscle cramps is unknown, but the theories most commonly cited include:altered neuromuscular control,
dehydration, electrolyte depletion, poor conditioning, muscle fatigue, new activity. Serious muscle spasm doesn't release on its own and requires manual stretching to help relax and lengthen the shortened muscle. Spasms and cramps can be mild or extremely painful. ...Read more
See your doctor: 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
There is a possibility that you have a cyst or a mass in the calf muscle that causes this.
The most common cause is a baker's that comes off the back of the knee joint ansd comes between the orgin of some of the muscles in the calf. An MRI can help determine the "cause" of the "pop". ...Read more
Months: A muscle tear, if not through and through, can take from 6-8 weeks to heal well enough to use the muscle. Complete use may require up to 6 months of rest and physical therapy. Best to have your doctor or a physical therapist monitor recovery before putting any major strain on the muscle. ...Read more
6-10 weeks: Depending on the treatment 6-10 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Needs an evaluation: If you are still limping around after a year from this injury, I was suggest on seeing a sports medicine specialist to find out what is the problem. MRI to look for tears or maybe just being sent to physical therapy. Calf strains take a while to heal, however, a year is excessive. See someone. ...Read more
Strain/partial tear: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more
Stretching: You need to stretch so whatever means you can achieve this will help. As your calf tries to heal it will generate scar. You want to keep this as stretched out as possible in this time so as to not keep tearing thru stiff scar tissue. Muscle tissue is like hamburger meat and if it scars down it will be a recurrent problem (reference any nfl running back with an early season "calf sprain"). Gluck. ...Read more
Do you you know if: You had a " clubfoot" when you were born that was treated successfully? That would be one reason, because the calf muscle can be smaller on the extremity that had clubfoot. If you think you have a limb length discrepancy, ask your primary care doctor for a referral to an orthopedist because, with time, that could cause some compensatory scoliosis. Building up a shoe is the usual treatment. ...Read more
See an orthopedist: To have a "pulled calf" for over a year is unusual. I would recommend you see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist to have your leg examined. Xray's may be indicated to rule out a tibial stress fracture. Most likely some formal physical therapy and activity modification will be all that is needed, but we should rule out more serious conditions given the duration of symptoms. ...Read more
Where in you leg?: Where in your leg is the pain? If it is in your achilles tendon area or mid calf see your podiatrist to have it checked. ...Read more
I accidentally kicked a chair, which was very painful. However, I noticed my calf muscle is extremely pained as a result. Any correlation?
Physics lesson: Newton's third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Interacting objects experience two forces: action and reaction. The direction of the force on the object is opposite to the direction of the force of the second object. So you kick chair. The force of the leg on chair is equal to the force of chair pushing back. Why calf hurts. ...Read more