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Trying to induce muscle release while sleeping. Is there a tool that can "clamp" say a tight calf spot during sleep to cause release?

Trying to induce muscle release while sleeping. Is there a tool that can "clamp" say a tight calf spot during sleep to cause release?

Sounds like cramp: I gather that your calf muscle contracts and cramps in the night. You may be lacking in magnesium. Try soaking in a warm bath with a hadful of epsom salts in the water. This will provide magnesium that will go through the skin and get into the blood stream. ...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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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?

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

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Hi I have been experiencing right claf swelling mainly after I have alcohol- the calf muscle gets really tight and swells about 1/2" ?

Hi I have been experiencing right claf swelling mainly after I have alcohol- the calf muscle gets really tight and swells about 1/2" ?

Not Sure: Alcohol and isolated calf swelling are not a seen as far as I know. The most important thing to rule out is a blood clot in your leg, but usually that swelling is persistent and does not come and go. Varicose veins can cause swelling which may be the cause as if you you drink too much, your liver may swell and blood flow from legs may be impeded and cause the swelling, See your MD to confirm. ...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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I have a throbbing pain in my Achilles and my calf muscle remains in a constant tight state. What is this and what is the treatment?

I have a throbbing pain in my Achilles and my calf muscle remains in a constant tight state.  What is this and what is the treatment?

Strain: Can be an Achilles strain but at times this can be a warning of possible Achilles partial tearing or pending tear with further stressful activities. Rest hear stretch NSAIDs right now. If does not subside may need immobilization with boot. ...Read more

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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?

Yes: These injuries take a while to heal , but sometimes a tight calf may be a lot more such as a blood clot, so best play it safe and get reexamined. ...Read more

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