Top
30
Doctor insights on: Calf Pain After Running

Share
1

1
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


2

2
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

8

8
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?

Overuse: This would be a rare location for a blood clot. It sounds more like an overuse problem--you started running too hard too fast or a strain from an abnormal gait or footwear ...Read more

10

10
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?

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

11

11
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

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

WAlking: Swimming is also very good and is low impact. Go to a local exercise faciity that my have a poor. Sometimes you can get a pass at a local hotel to use their pool for so much per month.
Best wishes ...Read more

12

12
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?

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?

Sounds muscular: While the issue sounds like a muscular issue
which may be improved with therapy treatment such as stretching and modalities
to decrease any inflammation in the area.
If it is always related to running, you may
have an intermittent compartment syndrome. ...Read more

13

13
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

14

14
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?

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

16

16
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?

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

18

18
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!

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

20

20
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

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

21

21
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

22

22
What is the definition or description of: calf pain?

What is the definition or description of: calf pain?

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

24

24
Can knee problems cause calf pain?

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

25

25
I am experiencing calf pain and leg pain.

I am experiencing  calf pain and leg pain.

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

26

26
How do a charley horse and calf pain differ?

How do a charley horse and calf pain  differ?

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

27

27
Whu calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

Whu calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

Calf pain/leptosporo: It is presumed to be due to combination of factors
1generalised effect of fever and constitutional symptoms causing pain in muscles of calf and also arms
2lepto causing local inflammatory responce directly in calf muscle. ...Read more

28

28
Calf pain, numbness- is it a medical emergency?

Calf pain, numbness- is it a medical emergency?

Maybe: Sudden onset of isolated calf pain and swelling could be a sign of a blood clot. Calf pain could be due to back problems, blood flow problems, muscle injury or a host of other causes. The possibility of a blood clot means you should have this evaluated. ...Read more

30

30
What are the causes of calf pain when bending knee?

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