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Doctor insights on: Calf Pain After Running

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What should I do about sharp pain in calf after short running?

What should I do about sharp pain in calf after short running?

Stretch: Assuming you have good circulation, try stretching both before and after runs, keep running shoes in good shape, avoid minimalist shoes. ...Read more

Calf Pain (Definition)

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


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Calf pain at the start of running sports, what's wrong?

Calf pain at the start of running sports, what's wrong?

Muscle tightness: It sounds like you have some tightness in your calf muscle. I would suggest 5-7 minutes of easy jogging followed by stretching the affected area prior to running at a faster pace. If you try to run before stretching you might tear part of the muscle. ...Read more

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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

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

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What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

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

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What should I do about shin splints, calf pain due to running?

What should I do about shin splints, calf pain due to running?

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

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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?

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?

DVT Unlikely BUT....: Hi, it is unlikely to get a DVT in a 31 yr old active person but some people do have family histories of blood clots or thick blood which may increase your chances. Most likely it is a gastroc strain since you just started running recently. You need to ease into running. Start with short distances and work your way up. The buttock pain is likely sciatic irritation. Stretch Stretch before running. ...Read more

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I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

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