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What risks are invovled inaspirating a hematoma in the calf muscle?

What risks are invovled inaspirating a hematoma in the calf muscle?

Hematoma aspiration: Aspirating a hematoma is primary risky because of introducing an infection, although the risk is very low. If the hematoma is painful and makes it difficult to walk, it's probably worth the risk, otherwise the body can probably absorb it over time.... ...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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I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. more black than blue. 3rd time. ?

I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle.   Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. more black than blue. 3rd time. ?

Varicose veins?: Sometimes a small varicose vein can leak and give a bruise, even without significant trauma. Support stockings can help reduce varicose veins - or see a phlebologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when i press on it?

I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when i press on it?

Vein?: Could be a superficial vein that has clotted for some reason. Try warm compresses. If enlarges, you have leg swelling, pain increases, or you have any skin changes, see you doctor for an exam without delay. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi I have a bruise on calf muscle with a skin color line through it and don't remember hitting it?

Hi I have a bruise on calf muscle with a skin color line through it and don't remember hitting it?

See below: This is a pretty general description. How long have you had it, how big is it, is it getting better or worse, does it hurt, do you have any other symptoms? These are questions you will be asked if you do see a doctor in real life, and if this is bothering you and persisting, that is exactly what you should do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Calf muscle sore heard pop sound as i fell out of bed didn't want to go to the emergency room but hurts when i walk also a small bruise what have i don?

Calf muscle sore heard pop sound as i fell out of bed didn't want to go to the emergency room but hurts when i walk also a small bruise what have i don?

You may have : Torn a muscle. If there is pain and swelling you need to have it examined. It is always possible to have a concomitant DVT which should be ruled out as it can be masked in the injury. ...Read more

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How to gain quickness and calf muscle?

Heel raises with...: Weight for strength and sprints for speed. Speed is hardest to achieve. Like my coaches all used to say "You can't teach speed". Make sure you stretch well before running ...Read more

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How can I rehab a torn calf muscle?

Torn Gastroc: Torn calf muscle happened because it could not absorb the load you placed on it and it failed. Therefore the goal of rehab is to make sure you are better than you were prior to the injury so you can return to that activity without injury. Just resting is not the answer, reconditioned. Need pain control, weight bearing protection, stretching, progressive strengthening to include eccentric loading. ...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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How do you heal a strained calf muscle?

How do you heal a strained calf muscle?

Strain/calf muscle: R i c e treatment consists of 1 rest 2ice locally 3compression with ace bandage 4elevation followed by heelpad in both shoes, anti inflammatory medicines, ultrasond therapy, massage therapy and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a strained calf muscle?

What is the best way to treat a strained calf muscle?

Rest, ice, compress: 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 (2-3) to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my calf muscle hurt after I remove my shoes?

Why does my calf muscle hurt after I remove my shoes?

I apologize: For not knowing if you are make or female....in the event you are female and were wearing heels this may be a reason as in the heels there is contracture of the tendon and out of shoes it would try and stretch the muscle.... ...Read more

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How can I address recurring cramps in the calf muscle?

Stretching: Before and after exercise or sports. Adequate warm up and cool down to prevent cramps that are caused by vigorous physical activity. Good hydration before, during, after the activity esp if it is more than one hour to replace lost electrolytes esp sodium & potassium, which are major components of sweating .Should avoid excessive fatigue especially in warm weather. ...Read more

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Why is my right calf muscle aching? I need some advice.

Why is my right calf muscle aching? I need some advice.

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound. Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

Injury or growth: This could be the result of injury or a tear to the muscle, muscle spasming (ie: charlie horse), a benign growth or tumor, or a much more serious problem such as a sarcoma (malignant cancer of the muscle). You need to see a doctor to check this out. ...Read more

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What is the healing time on a partially torn calf muscle?

What is  the healing time on a partially torn calf muscle?

6 weeks: 1/2 strength in 2-3 weeks , rest of strength next 2 months, . ...Read more

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What should I do if a sewing needle pierced my calf muscle?

Needle: You don't mention of the needle is still there or not nor how deeply it entered. If it is still there , see a doctor straight away. If not ,the area should be evaluated for signs of infection . Either way it warrants a visit to your doctor ...Read more

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What do you suggest for bad pain in calf muscle what do I do?

Get checked.: You should see a non- surgical sports medicine specialist, who can determine if it's just a strain , or something more serious. Icing the calf for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day, can be helpful. Also, if you can take aleve (naproxen) or advil, as directed, it may help as well. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i injured my calf muscle, tear or pull?

Calf muscle: This cannot be diagnosed on a computer . See your physician( podiatrist , orthopedist , family doc ) for an evaluation ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more