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Calf Muscle Tightening While Sleeping
Could be a spasthism:
Muscle spasm as well as possible varicose vein are alleviated by taking anti-inflammatory medications and possibly using a warm moist wrap for 1-2 hours at a time.
However, the best option for unremitting pain and swelling is to see your physician to rule out a blood clot in your deep leg veins/ dvt, as it could be a serious issue. ...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
When using my calf muscle, got a similar feeling to soleus tear that I had, feels like it has lost its elasticity but it isn't tight when I pressed it?
Possible tear of mus:
This could indicate a further tear of the muscle.
Prob best to get medical evaluation for definite etiology ...Read more
Hi I have been experiencing right claf swelling mainly after I have alcohol- the calf muscle gets really tight and swells about 1/2"?
Be checked: There are many possible causes, but I would definitely be checked immediately. This is because one of the potential causes is a blood clot in your leg which can potentially go to the lung and be life threatening. Many people will walk around with a blood clot and not even now they have it. ...Read more
I tore my calf muscle, while it is healing very well it is very tight and stiff. should I see a physio or a biokineticist?
I was sleeping and I guess I stretched my legs and my right calf muscle clenched. It was painful. It happened twice this wknd.?
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
Tight right calf muscle for @ 1 week. Worse with rest, seems tingling /burning/ itchy at night in bed. Not hot or discolored. Thoughts?
Calf discomfort: One possibility is congestion in the calf veins which builds up during the day's activity on your feet. Elevating the leg should relieve that discomfort, however. Irritability of calf nerves or muscles may be a cause. A blood clot in a calf vein usually is accompanied by swelling and tenderness. It's best to have a physician examine your leg and, if deemed advisable, get an ultrasound of the veins ...Read more
I strained my calf muscle six months ago and it still feels tight and sometimes it tingles. Should I go back to my ortho doc?
This wknd I stretched when sleeping and woke up to lower calf muscle spasms in my right leg. I had two this wknd. How to stop them?
I strongly recommend you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. That team should be well able to get you under control.
Hope all goes well — please keep me posted. ...Read more
I have this problem where my Calf muscles are very tight and sore, sometimes to the point where I can't sleep at night with lots of pain?
My right calf muscle gets tight and pains and whenever it happens I feel numbness on outer part of feet.there is no swelling. Please advise?
I strained my left calf muscle 14 weeks ago. At first dr was concerned it was a clot and did an ultrasound no clot. It's still tight at night. Why hasn't it healed? Is there possibly a clot?
Trying to induce muscle release while sleeping. Is there a tool that can "clamp" say a tight calf spot during sleep to cause release?
Over last 3 days I have developed a really tight calf muscle along with tingling in feet and calf and is getting worse, pain doesn't go away with rest?
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
Virus & tight left leg w achiness now in left arm & shoulder my left arm feels cold a little like its asleep & occasional tight neck muscle?
Muscle Spasm: Are you under a lot of stress? This could be causing you to have muscle spasms. You need to go see your Dr. and have a check up done to make sure you don't have any kind of Rheumatologic problem. Have you had any falls or injuries? If you have a pinched nerve you can also have these symptoms. Feel Better Soon ...Read more
Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?
My calf muscles tighten to the point I can't hardly move whenever I walk a long distance. What's wrong and what can I do to fix this?
Lactic acid: Lactic acid is likely building up in your muscles, causing the muscle spasm and tightening. This occurs when you start to burn substances other than glucose during activity. With a long walk, you may not have enough water on board to burn glucose, or you may not have enough energy in the form of carbohydrates to supply your system with enough glucose so eat fruit as you walk and drink lots of water. ...Read more
I have prom tonight and I still have a not in my calf muscle and it hurts to walk. I've been stretching it out but it just tightens back up. Help?
See a doctor: The knot in your calf should be examined by a doctor. In the meantime, stop stretching as it's not helping at this point. Most likely you have a tear in your calf muscle, which would need some time to heal. But there are other possibilities such as blood clots. If the pain is severe, skip the prom and go see a doctor today. While waiting to be seen, rest, keep your leg elevated, and ice it. ...Read more
Both Calf muscles tighten up & stay that way for long periods time, last few hours & up too few days. How do I prevent this or relax them after starts?
I have calf muscles that tighten whenever I stand. I cannot put my legs and feet together when I stand because I slightly hunch over.?
29yrs old female a wk ago I've had discomfort on my foot calf and thigh. Like Unrested. Tightening muscle. Has affected my sleep. No swelling.?
Need medical checkup: You need to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in your leg. This means going to a physician and have a physical exam and possibly some tests like Ultra Sound of your leg veins. This is the most serious condition that you need to check it out. Otherwise, you can wait and watch and take some pain medicine, once you have made sure that your leg veins are free from a blood clot. ...Read more
Torn Gastroc: Torn calf muscle happened because it could not absorb the load you placed on it and it failed. Therefore, the goal of rehab is to make sure you are better than you were prior to the injury so you can return to that activity without injury. Just resting is not the answer, reconditioned. Need pain control, weight bearing protection, stretching, progressive strengthening to include eccentric loading. ...Read more
Rest, ice, compress: 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 (2-3) to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more
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