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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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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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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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range of motion massage
Once
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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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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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Rest the injured muscle
once
Wear a splint or brace to support the limb
once
Ice, or alternate heat and ice, on the extremity
30 min, 3x day for 2 weeks
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen only if unbearable pain at rest
2x day
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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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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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Apply ice
3x day
Take motrin 3x/day
3x day
Rest the muscles that hurt
daily
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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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