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Calf Muscle Sore To Touch
Decrease training...: Aches and pains can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. In sports, it's called an overuse injury. A primary care doctor or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate to see what needs to be done. Usually, anti-inflammatory meds like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) are used for a 3-5 days, along with decreasing the training. Icing right after training may also help. ...Read more
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
I have soreness and knot in my calf muscle, also has moved to my foot and ankle also have a tingling feeling in my foot, is this related with pulled m?
Doctor says I have a calf muscle tear. Could that cause foot to have a pulse/vibrations feeling? And soreness in all of calf?
Yes: Energy to cause a muscle tear would have the ability to cause injury to the surrounding nerves and blood vessels. The muscles in the lower leg are long and any tear to a calf muscle could hurt through to the lower leg. Depending on what and how large the tear, your age and health will effect the best option for you. Your podiatrist or orthopedist will be able to advertise you. ...Read more
Do I have dvt? Calf muscle was randomly sore 3 days ago the soreness is gone but weird sensations linger. Tight, full, cold foot, pulsing.
Sounds like it could be a DVT. Only an Ultrasound or venogram would be truly diagnostic.
An Ultrasound would be easy and more appropriate as an initial test. ...Read more
Both of my calf muscle are inexplicably sore, both, to the touch and when I walk. What could this be?
Sore calves: On recent medicine like cipro/ levaquin (levofloxacin) that causes achilles tendonitis? Recent increase in exercise? Consider achilles tendonitis, gastrocnemius Baker's cyst, electrolyte deficiency especially if you run and drink only water and do not alternate water with electrolyte solutiion like gatorade/ pedialyte, rarely rupture, clot, hematoma. Check potassium, sodium, mg, Ca. F/U w doc/urgent care ...Read more
I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?
See MD: Please see an MD to rule out blood clots, deep and superficial. Could also be a varicose vein as these can hurt end of day and feel hot etc. ...Read more
Can a calf muscle over compensating for a collapsing foot arch be tender to the touch? Anxiety makes me worry clot but no basis other than calf sore
Yes: Muscles in the calf can be overworked trying to compensate for a foot that overpronate blood clots in your age group are not common. Have you recently taken a long flight where you were not moving for quite a while? ...Read more
After jogging for 5 milestwice a week my calf muscle becomes sore after about 6 weeks and I caanot train for about 2 weeks until it has recovered.
I received a full body massage yesterday and today my left calf muscle has a sore spot. Should I be worried?
Probably not: The masseuse probably bruised you. Watch the bruise over the next few days to make sure it begins to disappear. If you easily bruise, you may want to be evaluated by your doctor as this may be a sign of anemia or other illness. But no need to worry at this time as you have a reason for this bruise. ...Read more
Worked out my calves 2 days ago nd right calf is extremely sore, can barely walk. What should I do? Hot or cold compresses? Did I tear calf muscle?
No: Working out rigorously rarely causes damage or tear. You are probably experiencing post exercise soreness (which makes it difficult to walk because the muscle is shortened and full of inflammatory chemicals from going beyond the aerobic capacity of the calf muscle). Apply heat, massage the muscle, stretch it gently, and walk more slowly until the length comes back. It will take 2 days to pass. ...Read more
Hi. I've had a sore calf muscle for about 2 months...No throbbing, swelling or redness. Didn't sound like a clot, right?
Leg pain: Highly unlikely to be a clotGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I've had squamous cell on my left leg and now have a hard lump that is bleeding on my right leg and the calf muscle below is very sore. What to do?
See your doctor: See your doctor and have them examine the lump and see if it needs to be biopsied or not. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
If I have soreness and pain in the back of my calf that makes me limp when I walk, is that a torn muscle?
Tender to touch?: Medial gastrocenemius or popliteus tendon local tenderness is a hallmark of both but DVT (clot)can be tender as well. ...Read more
I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when I press on it?
You need to see: A dr immediately, if none available you need to go to the emergency room. A clot in your calf needs to be ruled out, please do not delay, you are a perfect age for a clot.....This is possibly a medical emergency. ...Read more
Worsening achy pain/tender a few months. Ice/heat/nsaids no help. US shows swollen calf muscle but I've had no visible swelling/redness. Pliz xplain?
I keep getting spells of sweating and a sinking feeling on and off and severe tightness. / soreness in my calf muscles?
Do soreness/pain from DVT resolve on its own? If soreness from calf resolves/decreases after rest is it more likely to have been a muscle cramp?
Yes: Soreness/pain from DVT resolve on their own. Yes, more likely to have been a muscle cramp. ...Read more
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
After 4 hrs of sleep I wake with a tender bump on the outside of my right ankle. Painful, swollen and warm. Walking and Aleve (naproxen) make it go away. Thought it was calf muscle from gym workout but calf is fine?
Female 26yo 15hr immobile flight yday, today developed soreness in calf and hip, no tenderness/heat/discoloration. Muscle ache or dvt?
Be seen: There are numerous reports of people being relatively sedentary in a flight and going on to having developed a DVT. Because that is potentially life threatening, you would certainly want to be urgently evaluated and have this ruled out. ...Read more
When I get soreness all over after a 5k run, is that due to chemicals circulating out from overworked leg muscles?
I have had muscle soreness for about two months in my right arm and leg, that feels like I have just literally worked out even though I haven't.
Talk to your doctor: Given the length of time you have had the soreness, I would recommend going to see your local doctor to be evaluated. It is unusual to have pain that persists that long. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
I had minor knee pain but after I went acupuncture, it got worse with soreness and weakness in my whole leg especially after when I stretch the muscle?
Pulled muscle feeling in right leg. At night can't sleep due to increase in stiffness & soreness in legs. Daytime not as bad. Ongoing 3 weeks now.
More info: What part of leg? Other symptoms? Any injury or suspected cause to start? Does sleep position effect it? Limping? ...Read more
I am currently having severe leg cramps, all over muscle soreness and having headaches and dizziness.?
Began as a abrasion feeling but no injury or bug bite. Next day feeling localized muscle soreness, 2 days later leg is sore down to ankle. Ideas?
Infection: You may have developed an underlying infection to the area of abrasion that is now spreading. You should see your doctor right away. ...Read more
Had a catheter ablation in 2002 and I am a 30yr female. Why does an exercise as tabata fit irritate my leg still causing soreness, muscle ache&etc.?
This probably has nothing to do with the catheter ablation unless it has been present since the procedure was done
if it persists you should be examined by your primary doctor and perhaps further testing is in order ...Read more
Can genital hsv-2 travel up spine and lead to one-sided body pain? Nerve pain in right leg 2 months ago, then ongoing soreness in right arm/leg muscles?
Unlikely: It is unlikely. Would look for other causes. ...Read more
Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.
May be injured: This sounds like an old injury to the calf muscle which may have resulted in adhesions (scarring) as part of healing. A new growth must also be ruled out. A diagnostic ultrasound can be ordered, but an MRI would be more useful. It needs to be examined. See a podiatrist, foot/ankle specialist or orthopedist. ...Read more
I have a strip of warmth in my left calf muscle that comes for a few seconds and then goes away a few times a day. My skin is not warm to the touch.
?: More inf would help, but check with your doc to rule out "bad"causes ...Read more