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Calf Pain (Overview)

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.


Calf Pain (Overview)

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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Calf pain (Tip)

When pain is radiating or "shooting down" down your leg, consult your physician. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How should I treat severe left calf pain?

Depends on the cause: 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. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for calf pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for calf pain?

It depend: Calf pain could be a muscular strain or could be a sign of blood colt in the leg especially with female contraceptives, I am recommending to check out with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Calf pain (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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How can I get rid of calf pain when I walk fast and far?

How can I get rid of calf pain when I walk fast and far?

could be circulatio: Calf pain could be due to circulation problems but can also be do to a tight achilles. Try mild stretching...But if continues please have someone look at it. ...Read more

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Can you die from calf pain?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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Calf pain (Tip)

Myth: pain killers are the cure for pain. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How can I exercise with out calf pain?

Should not have: 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. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about calf pain?

Depends: 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? ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Calf pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Possible muscle tear: 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. ...Read more

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How should I treat severe left calf pain?

Depends on the cause: 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. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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