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Dr. Edward Hellman
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My mother complains of severe pain in her ankle along with calf muscle tenderness past 5 hours what may be the reason?

My mother complains of severe pain in her ankle along with calf muscle tenderness past 5 hours what may be the reason?

Have her seen: I would definitely have her seen. There are a number of possibilities, assuming that she did not injure it, which presumably you would have mentioned. These can include gout, sciatica, infection, even a blood clot. A simple exam would go a long way to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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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


Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
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How can I calm down severe calf muscle pain?

How can I calm down severe calf muscle pain?

Depends: If the reason is intese exercise than stretching is the solution. If the reason is a trauma than resting is the solution. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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Calf muscle pain. Help?

Calf muscle pain. Help?

Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes of calf pain including blood clots, muscle spasms, muscle tears or sprains, popliteal artery entrapment, dehydration, abnormal electrolytes, nerve injuries, exertional compartment syndrome, or even stress fractures. If it doesn't resolve with basic treatment of rest, ice, compression and elevation, you should probably get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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How to alleviate bad calf muscle pain?

How to alleviate bad calf muscle pain?

See below: Warm soaks and passive stretching should help the itching. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Besides intermittent claudication what else can cause calf muscle pain?

Besides  intermittent claudication what else can cause calf muscle pain?

Many: Calf muscle pain can be caused by many different conditions besides claudication. To name an additional few: pinched nerve coming from the spine, muscle strain, nocturnal leg cramps, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, blood clot. And others. Discuss with your md to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How to get rid of calf muscle pain?

How to get rid of calf muscle pain?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Osman Farooq
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Calf muscle pain after seizure, should I be concerned?

Calf muscle pain after seizure, should I be concerned?

Stretch: During a seizure a person can have very intense muscle contractions throughout their body. It can strain and exhaust the muscles. If your calves are sore you can try gently stretching them. If its very painful you can try some tylenol or massage some vic's or bengay into the sore areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Calf muscle pain & numbness of foot & tors?

Calf muscle pain & numbness of foot & tors?

L4 Radiculopathy: Disk herniations at l4-5, could cause pressure to either the L4 or L5 nerves or both. L5 would cause the outside of the calf and top of the foot to be affected. Weakness bringing the toes and ankle up may be present. L5-s1 hnp could cause s1 nerve pressure with back of calf painful and sensations in heel and sole of foot. Any weakness would be in gastroc. Mri would answer definitively. ...Read more

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Dr. Marius Frasie
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Dr. Richard Popowitz
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Can a kidney infection cause calf muscle pain?

Can a kidney infection cause calf muscle pain?

No: Kidney infection could cause low back or flank pain. Burning with urination or increased frequency could be seen as well. Calf pain would be a stretch. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Muscle pain is a symptom where a person has acute or chronic pain in one or more muscle groups, that can be due to a variety of causes ...Read more


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