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Doctor insights on: Calf Muscle Popped Pain

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When I bend my leg I have pain in joints and my joint bones feel like popping. A little bit of strain is experienced in my calf muscle as well.?

When I bend my leg I have pain in joints and my joint bones feel like popping. A little bit of strain is experienced in my calf muscle as well.?

Muscle or joint: Hard to put these two symptoms together. This could be joint pain, it could be muscle pain, or could be the two together this is something you need to have evaluated ...Read more

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

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". ...Read more

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How to get rid of pain in my heel of my foot. Also I can't exercise because when I do my foot either pops or calf muscle locks up?

How to get rid of pain in my heel of my foot. Also I can't exercise because when I do my foot either pops or calf muscle locks up?

Plastic heel cup: There is a reasonably cheap plastic heel cup on the market made by m-f athletics
many stores will have these wear it in an atheltic shoe and see it it helps
try walking backwards
it would also be a good idea to be evaluated by a physician for such a problem. ...Read more

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Ran last saturday & heard pop in calf. Muscle is hard. Severe pain when trying 2 move from plantarflexion to dorsiflexion. No heat or bruising. Help?

Ran last saturday & heard pop in calf. Muscle is hard. Severe pain when trying 2 move from plantarflexion to dorsiflexion. No heat or bruising. Help?

Tendon rupture: Go see your family doc who can order ultrasound to determine if achilles tendon torn/ruptured or not. Or perhaps just calf strain. S/he can then refer you to orthopedic surgeon for appropriate intervention if necessary. Out of curiosity, have you taken an antibiotic such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin) or similar in last 6mo-1yr? Quinolone family has been linked to tendon issues. ...Read more

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Was walking fast in the rain, stepped down and felt pop in calf muscle. It hurt a lot last night, I could walk but iced and took IB. Foot Tingling.

Was walking fast in the rain, stepped down and felt pop in calf muscle. It hurt a lot last night, I could walk but iced and took IB. Foot Tingling.

Partial tear: Usually this history means a partial tear of one the calf muscles. The medial head of the gastrocnemius is the most common. Tingling may just be from some swelling around the nerve. I expect that to resolve within a few days. Rest, ice a calf sleeve and wearing supportive shoes with heels should all help you. Don't stretch it. Ibuprofen optional. Healing usually in 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I heard and felt a pop followed my an intense stabbing pain in my left calf muscle. Felt like Achilles rupture but higher up. Should I visit the er?

I heard and felt a pop followed my an intense stabbing pain in my left calf muscle. Felt like Achilles rupture but higher up. Should I visit the er?

Yes: Yes, not because of a possible achilles rupture but stabbing pain in the calf could represent a blood clot. That's definitely a possible emergency. ...Read more

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Calf muscle sore heard pop sound as I fell out of bed didn't want to go to the emergency room but hurts when I walk also a small bruise what have I don?

Calf muscle sore heard pop sound as I fell out of bed didn't want to go to the emergency room but hurts when I walk also a small bruise what have I don?

You may have: Torn a muscle. If there is pain and swelling you need to have it examined. It is always possible to have a concomitant DVT which should be ruled out as it can be masked in the injury. ...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

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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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What can I do for a pulled calf muscle?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do I recover from a pulled calf muscle?

How do I recover from a pulled calf muscle?

RICE: In the early stages after pulling a hamstring you should:
r -rest
i - ice
c- compress
e - elevate.
After the initial 48 hours gentle stretching helps. Sometimes some physical therapy may be helpful if the pain persists. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a severe calf muscle to fully heal?

How long will it take for a severe calf muscle to fully heal?

Months: A muscle tear, if not through and through, can take from 6-8 weeks to heal well enough to use the muscle. Complete use may require up to 6 months of rest and physical therapy. Best to have your doctor or a physical therapist monitor recovery before putting any major strain on the muscle. ...Read more

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What are some things that can cause problems for calf muscle tissue?

What are some things that can cause problems for calf muscle tissue?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce my calf muscle? Or just make it look less bulky?

WHY?: It is muscle. Are you an athlete? Calf muscle gives you legs shape. Not exercising will reduce the size. But, why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pulled calf muscle over a year old, what should I do?

What to do if I have a pulled calf muscle over a year old, what should I do?

Needs an evaluation: If you are still limping around after a year from this injury, I was suggest on seeing a sports medicine specialist to find out what is the problem. MRI to look for tears or maybe just being sent to physical therapy. Calf strains take a while to heal, however, a year is excessive. See someone. ...Read more

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My left calf muscle hurts and swells up when I exercise it, what causes this?

My left calf muscle hurts and swells up when I exercise it, what causes this?

Strain/partial tear: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my right calf muscle. The pain is unbearable at times. What do I do?

If: If the right calf is more swollen than your left, there is the possibility that you have a blood clot. Please seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Does sitting or standing help relieve pain if you tore a calf muscle? Which is better?

Stretching: You need to stretch so whatever means you can achieve this will help. As your calf tries to heal it will generate scar. You want to keep this as stretched out as possible in this time so as to not keep tearing thru stiff scar tissue. Muscle tissue is like hamburger meat and if it scars down it will be a recurrent problem (reference any nfl running back with an early season "calf sprain"). Gluck. ...Read more

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My calf muscle is smaller than the other. I was born like this. Does anyone know why?

Do you you know if: You had a " clubfoot" when you were born that was treated successfully? That would be one reason, because the calf muscle can be smaller on the extremity that had clubfoot. If you think you have a limb length discrepancy, ask your primary care doctor for a referral to an orthopedist because, with time, that could cause some compensatory scoliosis. Building up a shoe is the usual treatment. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a pulled calf muscle over a year old, what should I do?

See an orthopedist: To have a "pulled calf" for over a year is unusual. I would recommend you see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist to have your leg examined. Xray's may be indicated to rule out a tibial stress fracture. Most likely some formal physical therapy and activity modification will be all that is needed, but we should rule out more serious conditions given the duration of symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I take a step, but it hurts in a really small area, so did I tear my calf muscle?

What to do if I take a step, but it hurts in a really small area, so did I tear my calf muscle?

Where in you leg?: Where in your leg is the pain? If it is in your achilles tendon area or mid calf see your podiatrist to have it checked. ...Read more

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I accidentally kicked a chair, which was very painful. However, I noticed my calf muscle is extremely pained as a result. Any correlation?

I accidentally kicked a chair, which was very painful. However, I noticed my calf muscle is extremely pained as a result. Any correlation?

Physics lesson: Newton's third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Interacting objects experience two forces: action and reaction. The direction of the force on the object is opposite to the direction of the force of the second object. So you kick chair. The force of the leg on chair is equal to the force of chair pushing back. Why calf hurts. ...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