calf pain

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means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she feels it might be.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

Can you die from calf pain?

Yes

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I agree with Dr. Rosen. Need to rule out blood clots on the legs as the clots can break off and travel to lung. People can die from blood clots in the lung. Now, other causes of calf pain- will also include restless leg syndrome; related to iron deficiency ; muscle problems ( inflammation or sprain etc) and many more. Need to know what the cause is- that is important. Please see your doctor.
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Birkenstock cause calf pain?

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They have nice arches and if someone is not use to it, you can feel strain in the calf as muscles are readjusting the way you are walking.....
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Dr. Ted King answered:

Need help with crampy calf pain?

Several things

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As a phlebologist (vein specialist), my first question to anyone with crampy calf pain is related to veins. Do you have varicose veins? Could this be related to phlebitis? Other things can cause muscle pain though? Could it be medication related? The statins for cholesterol cause leg pain. Are you exercising without stretching adequately first? Are you getting enough fluids?
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Can knee problems cause calf pain?

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Yes. If the knee swells this can cause swelling to the back of the knee which can cause an out pocketing which can cause Pain from stretching of the tissue. Altered gait (walking)because of the associated knee pain and progressive limited range of motion causing further shortening of the calf muscles causing stiffness. . There are other reasons . Go seek medical attention Good Luck thank you
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Dr. Mark R. Gordon answered:

how can i exercise with out calf pain?

Should not have

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Recurrent calf pain is a symptom of a problem. Start with your family doctor. A vascular ultrasound is a useful initial exam.Most causes can be helped.
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Dr. William Nyman answered:

How much should I worry about calf pain?

Depends

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It depends on the severity, frequency as well as the when and how. What makes it better or worse. One leg,both legs. Is it associated with swelling? Are there general health issues? Are you at risk for peripheral vascular disease? Do you have low spinal problems. Or does this come on only after vigorous exercise?
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Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Possible muscle tear

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You are in the correct age range to sustain a variable tear of the muscle belly of the calf (gastrocnemius) muscle in its muscle belly just below the knee joint. With such injury a hematoma may form within the muscle which can cause considerable pain until the hematoma resolves slowly with time, compression, rest and ice.
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Dr. Clarke Holmes answered:

How should I treat severe left calf pain?

Depends on the cause

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Calf pain can develop from a partial tear of the calf muscle, a blood clot, a ruptured Baker's cyst from behind the knee, contusion/hematoma, strain due to altered gait/limping or it can be referred pain, often from nerve irritation from the lumbar spine. How you treat calf pain differs depending on the diagnosis. Until you see a physician, pain meds, limiting your weight-bearing & icing can help.
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Calf pain & tightness on left & right leg?

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There is a very dangerous medical condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis. If you are describing warm red swollen calfs you need to get to a medical center urgently. If you have chest pain or shortness of breath or are coughing please make this more than urgent. It can be an emergency.
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