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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. ...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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do a pulled calf muscle and a cramped calf muscle differ?

Cramps go away: A pulled muscle is painful and is due to an injury. A cramp can be from dehydration or a drug side effect. ...Read more

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What should I do if my torn calf muscle did not heal properly?

What should I do if my torn calf muscle did not heal properly?

Rare: This is a rare phenomenon. If you are concerned then you should visit a sports medicine specialist to evaluate you. Many times when it the muscle heal, there may be fibrosis in the area of the defect. ...Read more

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I have a calf muscle injury. What is the best way to treat this?

I have a calf muscle injury. What is the best way to treat this?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How long will my calf muscle take to heal after a puncture wound?

How long will my calf muscle take to heal after a puncture wound?

Depends: Uncomplicated, it will heal in a week or two. The possible inhibitors to healing are, infection, foreign body in the wound, and depth of the wound. If not better soon, or if there is redness, drainage, fever, get evaluated by your doc or wound care center. ...Read more

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For what length of time can it take for a torn calf muscle to heal?

6-12 weeks: 6-12 weeks depending on location of muscle. Initial rest and possible immobilization is recommended. Then re-evaluation by your dr. Or pt to start rehab. ...Read more

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Could I have torn my calf muscle? Felt sharp pain while working out.

Could I have torn my calf muscle? Felt sharp pain while working out.

Many possible: There is a very small muscle in the calf that is called the plantaris muscle and sometimes it can get injured while working out. People often describe a sudden sharp pain in the calf. Not always associated with swelliing or bruising. Other possibilities are strain or rupture of achilles tendon but this causes a lot of pain and swelling and difficulty with walking. See your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Would there be anything a dr could do for a torn calf muscle that I can't do at home?

Would there be anything a dr could do for a torn calf muscle that I can't do at home?

Not usually: If it is a mild tear that is clearly in the muscle and not the tendon, Rest, ice, compression, and elevation is typically used and that can be done at home. In severe cases a cast might be used and you would want to make sure it is not actually an Achilles' tendon rupture, which can require surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to build up my calf muscle after muscle waste from a number of operations?

Exercise: It takes a while to overcome disuse atrophy so start out slow and consult with your doctor to make sure you don't injure yourself. Best exercises for calf is a toe raise or walking up hills. ...Read more

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Husband's right calf muscle is shrinking no pain or injury. About 1 1/2" difference. Leg is weaker.

Husband's right calf muscle is shrinking no pain or injury. About 1 1/2" difference. Leg is weaker.

See neurologist: Weakness of a muscle without injury, pain or disuse is usually due to a nerve problem. See a neurologist to check the cause out. Rarely an asymptomatic achilles tendon rupture can cause calf muscle wasting and weakness. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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I started sprinting suddenly in the middle of a game and at one moment I fell down my calf muscle was totally paining and I couldn't walk for sometime?

I started sprinting suddenly in the middle of a game and at one moment I fell down my calf muscle was totally paining and I couldn't walk for sometime?

Cramp: Sounds like a muscle cramp. Due to fatigue and/or electrolyte imbalance that occurs with heavy sweating and/or dehydration. Immediately stretching the muscle during a cramp can relieve the spasm. Hydrate well before, during and after athletic activity, especially with a solution containing sodium & potassium if in hot weather. If I can help, then join my care team at healthtap. Com/dr-clarkholmes ...Read more

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Multiple times I've serverly pulled a calf muscle working out; is this indicative of a circulation issue; even thought I've actually pulled the muscle?

Multiple times I've serverly pulled a calf muscle working out; is this indicative of a circulation issue; even thought I've actually pulled the muscle?

Could be a number: Of things, such as medication side effect, injury to achilles tendon, electrolyte disturbance, or, as you said, inadequate arterial or venous circulation. Best to confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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How to walk on a strained calf muscle?

How to walk on a strained calf muscle?

Limitations: Stretch out the muscle well before walking, limit the time on your feet and the distance you walk, and ice the area after activity ...Read more

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How can I heal my calf muscle?

How can I heal my calf muscle?

Don't know: What did you do to your calf muscle? Tear it, stretch it, bruise it. Need more information. ...Read more

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