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Calf Pain After Running
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 ...Read more
If a person had a DVT that was causing calf pain, would running exacerbate the pain while engaged in that exercise?
No injury lower calf pain x6mon, dr said use ice/heat. Started running 2day, now have warm sensation off/on outside calf2thigh? Not swollen/red/hot
Calf pain: How often are you doing your exercises? Do you maintain a consistent schedule or a sporadic one? Do you stretch before you run? You might start slow and run a short distance while allowing your body to get use to the work out. As time passes, you can start increasing the distance and speed as well. ...Read more
Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, but can present in the back. Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...Read more
Ice, rest, stretch:
Usually this problem is secondary to running on a hard
surface or repetitive activity. Treatment is ice massage, nsaids,
rest and stretching. Also your running shoes lose their
cushioning function before they wear out visually. So if you
run on a regular basis, replace your shoes every 6-8 months. ...Read more
Sudden calf pain. But pain in upper thigh near butt for a week or two. Started running about a month ago. DVT? Or mire likely overuse or injury?
Severe knee pain for 12 days. Calf pain and ankle pain. Feels like water running in ankle. Stiff ankle and acl. Can't rest heel without pain.
I assume you visited: An orthopedist yes? If you haven't, now would be a good time. ...Read more
Achy calf and achy knees, mainly at night. Work out 3-4 times a week, running on treadmill and squats with no supplements. Not painful, just achy?
Shoes: First thing is to take a really good look at your shoes. They should be fitted to your feet with good arch support. Have someone watch you run. Does one foot strike differently than the other? Does one toe point at a different angle than the other? Have someone measure your leg length. Is one leg longer than the other? Custom orthotics can help with many of these types of problems. ...Read more
Medial tenderness inner rt. Calf & ache ... What alternate exercise besides running? Bar or cycle or walking? I'm sad and frustrated -to get in shape
I can walk without pain in my left calf but after running for about 5 minutes it tightens up and running becomes impossible. What could this be?
For several years, after running I get a dull aching pain from top of tendon to mid - top calf, will still ache 2-4 weeks after. ache after 2wks ?
May not be: a tendon. I strongly advise an examination and venous /arterial doppler study of your mid- lower leg, to rule out a clot or vein inflammation ( dvt or thrombophlebitis ). Do not ignore these symptoms- call today or go directly to the ER or UC clinic. No running until cleared. ...Read more
I am experiencing knee pain. It specifically flares up after running for about a mile. The pain runs down the back of my upper leg, down into my calf?
Choices baker's cyst: The first thing that comes to mind is could this be a Baker's cyst. This is the swelling in the back of the knee and can go up the back of the thigh and down the calf. There are also tendons and bursitis that can cause these problems. This is something you need to discuss with your physician ...Read more
What is the best way to deal with recurring calf injury and shin splints after running. I have changed my shoes and try to stretch before and after.
Take up swimming: instead. Some athletes are just not made to be runners. ...Read more
I have a pain in my lower leg on the inside of the calf about half way between the ankle and knee. I exercise 5-6 days per week. It feels worsea in the mornings. It feels better after running for awhile
what is this and what can I do to get rid of it?
DOMS in the Calf:
Delayed onset muscle soreness
called doms for short, this is the soreness you're probably most familiar with. It's what you feel when you get out of bed after workouts. This type of muscle soreness begins 24 to 48 hours after your workout and actually indicates a natural adaptive process that the body uses after an intense exercise session. The good news is that its adapting and why its better! ...Read more
Pain in my calf after running can feels slight bump when i run my finger along muscle like a small cut no pain when walking ?
I'm a new runner. After running, I have some pain in my left leg (upper calf muscle and inside of my foot). What could cause this? Thanks!
Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm up and cool down stretches each time you run. This will help your calf muscles and arches from getting strained. Also make sure your shoes are in good repair and not excessively worn, and make sure you are getting adequate arch support. If these measures do not help, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
20m left leg & arm have felt strange & weak for a year. Left calf is stiff and I have horrible left knee pain after running. This has to be ALS right?
see a neurologist: Joint pain is usually not a feature of als. Neurological evaluation can help. ...Read more
cramping calf-to-ankle after running,gets sore for next few days.was just walking,felt pop in lower leg.sharp pain initially, now dull pain.full mvmnt
Pop sounds Bad.: Feeling a pop in a calf, especially under the circumstances you have given, is certainly concerning. I would recommend that you see a specialist for a evaluation of your calf. Pops can be an indication of a slight tear that could lead to something more serious. Second guessing this potential problem is just not worth it. ...Read more
Strain/partial tear: 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 to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more
Literally, it just: 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. ...Read more
See below : 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. ...Read more
Better be seen.: There is a host of possible conditions that could be causing your calf and leg pain. Without more detail it is difficult to be specific on any one of them. The most problematic condition is the possibility of a blood clot. Because of this, you really should be evaluated, and right soon. Failure to recognize and treat a clot could be catastrophic. ...Read more
Cramp: A charlie horse is a cramp and pain can be sharp, dull, piercing, or feel like you have injured yourself. The cramping can occur in the muscle and pain can occur on the skin in the bone, tendons or legiments. ...Read more
See below:: Strain of the calf muscles which attach across the back of the knee, will cause pain. A pulled muscles, contusion (bruising) of the calf muscles will also be painful on bending the knee. Serious problem like a clot in the superficial or the deep veins can be a cause....... So do see your doctor urgently to exclude that diagnosis. ...Read more