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How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

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

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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 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?

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?

Maybe: This sounds like some sort of nerve impingement (pinched nerve.) this may have been caused by a calf injury. I think you need to see your doctor quickly to get an early jump on this. They will also rule out the possiblity of a blood clot to your calf. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have a calf muscle tear. Could that cause foot to have a pulse/vibrations feeling? And soreness in all of calf?

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

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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.

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.

Possibly: 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

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Both of my calf muscle are inexplicably sore, both, to the touch and when I walk. What could this be?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

Calf pain: Do you stretch before and after? You may have muscle strain or possible circulation issue. Try warm compress after running and massage to get more blood to area. If non of these work see dr. May be low in potassium. ...Read more

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I received a full body massage yesterday and today my left calf muscle has a sore spot. Should I be worried?

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

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Sore right tonsil and sore calf muscle. Are they related?

Sore right tonsil and sore calf muscle. Are they related?

Unlikely: I can't think of a thing that would put the two issues together. If you had fever, swollen tonsils & calf pain I would thing influenza b, but a single calf /tonsil just doesn't do it. ...Read more

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Why is my calf muscle in the back of my leg feeling sore or tight? I need some advice.

Why is my calf muscle in the back of my leg feeling sore or tight? I need some advice.

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound.
Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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

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

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Why is my right calf muscle aching? I need some advice.

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound.
Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated. ...Read more

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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

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I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when I press on it?

I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when I press on it?

Vein?: Could be a superficial vein that has clotted for some reason. Try warm compresses. If enlarges, you have leg swelling, pain increases, or you have any skin changes, see you doctor for an exam without delay. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have aching pain in my calf muscle and my foot is numb. What can I take for this?

I have aching pain in my calf muscle and my foot is numb. What can I take for this?

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

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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?

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?

More information: Is needed! Ask question again with a picture if possible. What is your general health. Was there an injury?? "OVERUSE" is a common reason for calf pain and finally what is your occupation?? (BTW ppain MAY be coming from your ankle or knee!!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I keep getting spells of sweating and a sinking feeling on and off and severe tightness. / soreness in my calf muscles?

I keep getting spells of sweating and a sinking feeling on and off and severe tightness. / soreness in my calf muscles?

Stress?: Sounds like stress or panic attacks although you should have a basic physician evaluation to exclude a physical cause. ...Read more

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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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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

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When I get soreness all over after a 5k run, is that due to chemicals circulating out from overworked leg muscles?

Partly: Soreness or pain is general indicator from the body that something is amiss with the organ and needs attention. Accumulation of Lactic Acid due to prolonged anaerobic metabolism by the muscle is part of the cause of soreness. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Several possibile: You may have referred pain from you lower back that progressed and the acupuncture was coincidental. It is unusually of acupuncture to make it worse unless they did it wrong. I advise you to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I am currently having severe leg cramps, all over muscle soreness and having headaches and dizziness.?

I am currently having severe leg cramps, all over muscle soreness and having headaches and dizziness.?

Possible deficiency: Muscle aches can be the result if overuse and also electrolyte deficiency (low potassium, magnesium). Also anemia can cause similar symptoms including the headaches and dizziness. I suggest evaluation by a physician to check a complete metabolic profile. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Leg soreness: 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

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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

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Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Yes: That nerve does go down the leg. It known as the sciatic nerve and it may and can give you symptoms in the calf. That should be discussed with your doctor to see what can be done ...Read more

Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more