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Doctor insights on: Calf Muscle Hypertrophy

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Lump above ankle where calf muscle begins been there a year. Soft and painless. Doctor said it was just hypertrophy of muscle? Could it be cancer?

Lump above ankle where calf muscle begins been there a year. Soft and painless. Doctor said it was just hypertrophy of muscle? Could it be cancer?

Watch, monitor it: You should look for any increase in its size. Unless it grows in size, it is not cancer. So measure its size carefully once every month and you will know in 6-12 months if it growing and needs further testing with x-rays and scans.

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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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How to gain quickness and calf muscle?

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

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How can I cure a calf muscle injury?

How can I cure a calf muscle injury?

Physical therapy.: Some calf tears, or strains, can take 6-8 weeks to heal. Usually physical therapy is indicated to restore full function.

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What are the tests for torn calf muscle?

What are the tests for torn calf muscle?

Exam, MRI: The most important test would a good physical exam often this is overlooked or cursory to evaluate the severity of a tear an MRI would be the next step sometimes this can determine whether treatment is conservative or surgical.

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Any tips on how to heal torn calf muscle?

Any tips on how to heal torn calf muscle?

Follow these steps: Frequent ice packs, compression bandage to the area of the injury, take Ibuprofen or naproxen, rest your calf muscle. To help you remember what to do, here is a commonly used mnemonic: rice--rest, ice, compression, elevation. Regimen of gentle stretching after the pain is gone.

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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.

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What happens when one has a torn calf muscle?

What happens when one has a torn calf muscle?

Scarring: When the calf muscle tears, the muscle usually does not tear completely, it is more like the fibers are lengthened and then scar in. Usually people can return back to an active lifestyle.

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How do you tape a torn calf muscle effectively?

Torn Calf Muscle: Immidiately after the injury, use ice locally, limit use of the injured leg use crutches for at least two wekks. Compression with ace bandage elevation of the leg immobilisation of lower leg with cam walker and you may splint the ankle in natural position, foot at right angle with foot.

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How can I tell if I have injured my calf muscle?

How can I tell if I have injured my calf muscle?

Injured calf muscle: Generally, pain is the first indicator. As well as swelling, bruising, tenderness, limited range of motion at associated joint (s), etc. Have a doc check it out for you.

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What can I do to heal a torn calf muscle quickly?

No easy answer: This will take time since this will need to heal on its own. In the beginning the principle of rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation) are mandatory. Make sure that you keep range of motion in your ankle and knee. Over stretching the calf will just continue to reinjure the muscle.

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Can I practice for tryouts with a torn calf muscle?

Probably not: You risk the chance for re-injury. Invest the time it takes to heal completely.

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Pain and stiffness 1 week after pulled calf muscle?

Pain and stiffness 1 week after pulled calf muscle?

Strained muscle: Strained muscles can take a couple weeks to a couple months to heal

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Torn calf muscle, when should I seek medical advice?

Immediately: If you have truly torn the muscle in your calf, you should see your doctor right away. The longer you wait, the more difficult repairing the torn muscle will be.

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What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

None: In the acute phase I would not do any exercise since this could exacerbate the problem. Gentle range of motion exercises are recommended in the early stages.

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What could cause severe constant pain in my calf muscle?

What could cause severe constant pain in my calf muscle?

Possible clot: Many things can cause calf pain. The most concerning would be a possible blood clot in the legs, otherwise known as a dvt. Symptoms include calf tenderness, swelling and redness of the extremity. I would recommend getting evaluated asap.

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What's the best way to know if my calf muscle is strained?

Does it hurt?: Does your calf muscle hurt? Typical symptoms of a strain include pain, stiffness, discoloration and bruising around the strained muscle. If you don't have any of those symptoms, then you're fine.

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What is the definition or description of: Torn calf muscle?

See below: There are two muscles that make up the "calf" muscle- the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Saying they are torn implies that they have been injured to the extent that all or part of the muscle is in discontinuity. Most can be managed non surgically. If there is an associated complete tear of the Achilles' tendon, surgery becomes a consideration.

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I sprained my right calf muscle, what should I do to fix it?

I sprained my right calf muscle, what should I do to fix it?

Conservative: Most calf strains are treated no operatively. Acutely, protected weightbearing and crutches with ice and elevation. When it is feeling better, then flexibility exercises, stengthening, and slowly back to activity.

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more