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Doctor insights on: Calf Muscle Pain For No Reason

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (acetaminophen) or massage some vic's or bengay into the sore areas.

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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.

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Bilateral calf muscle pain at rest, pins and needles in both legs should I start to worry and seek medical help?

Bilateral calf muscle pain at rest, pins and needles in both legs should I start to worry and seek medical help?

Seek help: You need to have this problem evaluated. A neurologist or your family doctor, if you have one, would be good starting points.

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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.

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Acute calf muscle pain? Feels sore like after a Charley horse but did not actually experience a Charley horse. A college student & overweight. Advice?

To the doctor, ASAP.: Severe calf pain, seemingly for no reason, can be the onset of a serious condition known as a deep vein thrombosis, or clot. Because of the potential consequences of leaving it untreated, you should move to have your leg evaluated quickly. There could be other reasons also, but without a better history of your condition, it would be best to have it evaluated, and right soon.

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Why does my calf muscle ache or feels warm after sitting for a long period of time?

Why does my calf muscle ache or feels warm after sitting for a long period of time?

2 reasons: There are many reasons for the aching. Prolonged sitting can lead to pulling of blood in your lower extremities which can give you the feeling of aching, numbness, or burning. Another reason can be a bulging, protrusion, or herniated disc. Prolonged sitting can cause impingement of your spinal nerves which can also be a cause of your symptoms.

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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.

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What can I do for a pulled calf muscle?

Calf muscle: Rest it. This is the best way for it to resolve itself. A walking boot can take some strain off of it.

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How can I tell if my calf muscle is torn?

How can I tell if my calf muscle is torn?

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.

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What do you do if you tear your calf muscle?

Get some help: The calf muscle is slow to heal as is any muscle tear. See a orthopaedic doctor or podiatrist that help you with the recovery.

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What is the best cure of a calf muscle prain?

Depends if spasm: Calf can be artery narrowing (pulse will found to be poor) or low potassium calcium or phosphate, but could be without cause, in which case Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and quinine and muscle stretching can work.

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I randomly felt a pop in my calf muscle, what could be wrong?

A cyst: 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".

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