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Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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?

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. Cindy Juster
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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


Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
28 years in practice
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How can I calm down severe calf muscle pain?

Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
28 years in practice
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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. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
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Calf muscle pain. Help?

Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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How to alleviate bad calf muscle pain?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
143M people helped
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. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Besides intermittent claudication what else can cause calf muscle pain?

Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
21 years in practice
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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
32 years in practice
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How to get rid of calf muscle pain?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
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Calf muscle pain after seizure, should I be concerned?

Dr. Osman Farooq
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
15 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Calf muscle pain & numbness of foot & tors?

Dr. Douglas Linville II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Ankle is swollen between ankle and heel. Calf muscle pain. Was first caused by shoes pushing ankle out of place for 3-4 months. Now hurts all the time

Dr. Marius Frasie
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Ankle is swollen between ankle and heel. Calf muscle pain. Was first caused by shoes pushing ankle out of place for 3-4 months. Now hurts all the time

See foot doctor: Sounds somewhat serious, don't wait and see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Popowitz
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
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Can a kidney infection cause calf muscle pain?

Dr. Richard Popowitz
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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