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Doctor insights on: Calf Pain That Occurs At Night Or While Resting

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I have been getting some intermittent leg/calf pain at night while at rest for 4 days I am 17 years old and I am wondering. If this is life threatenin?

I have been getting some intermittent leg/calf pain at night while at rest for 4 days I am 17 years old and I am wondering. If this is life threatenin?

Not if intermittent: If pain is present mainly during rest at night, it sounds like muscle fatigue which could be related to a change in exercise or training or dehydration. If pain is reduced with stretches and walking, it should resolve soon. See a doctor if pain is progressiive or your calf is swollen or discolored. ...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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I have left calf pain I don't feel it when I walk just when I'm resting its a throbing pain?

I have left calf pain I don't feel it when I walk just when I'm resting its a throbing pain?

Referred pain: The pattern suggests referred pain from your low back or pelvis regions. Sounds like a sciatica type of pain. Best type of doctor to figure it out would be an osteopath. Have you had recent childbirth or multiple childbirths or fall onto buttocks during extreme sports participation? ...Read more

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2 days I have small calf pain. No pain when resting. Pain only when walking and touching calf...wat I do?

2 days I have small calf pain. No pain when resting. Pain only when walking and touching calf...wat I do?

The fact that it is: Tender--painful to touch--is concerning, even though there is, apparently, no pain at rest. It would be even more concerning if there were some swelling or redness. There may have been some trauma with a deep bruise and no discoloration, but you can't take the chance of missing a blood clot. You need to be examined and checked for DVT/deep vein thrombosis. Go to your Doctor or Urgent Care now. ...Read more

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Left calf pain about 1 week. Sudden onset and not better w/rest, heat, ice, or massage. No recent surgery or strenuous activity. What could this be?

Be seen: There are multiple possibilities, many of which are quite benign; but when you talk about the sudden, a traumatic onset of calf pain you always need to consider the possibility of a blood clot which is potentially life threatening and so I would encourage you to be seen to have this ruled out. ...Read more

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Even while at rest, I get a sharp throbbing pain in lower calf. Pain is tolerable. No physical activites. Last a few secs & started 1day ago any help?

Even while at rest, I get a sharp throbbing pain in lower calf. Pain is tolerable. No physical activites. Last a few secs & started 1day ago any help?

Evaluation, PT: Sounds you might have an Achilles tendinitis but I would definitely follow up with a local Podiatrist. At this point I suggest you rest, ice, take over the counter anti inflammatory medication. Physical therapy might be in order. ...Read more

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Just finished levaquin, (levofloxacin) 7 doses and now have moderate calf pain on and off. Shud I be concerned or treat with rest, leg elevation and prayer?

Call your doctor: If you're having calf pain, or bone pain with levaquin, (levofloxacin) you need to contact your doctor as soon as possible. You may need to be seen for examination. This also needs to be documented in your chart. Prayer is fine, but seeing your doctor in person is more important in resolve this. ...Read more

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Is calf pain, without other symptoms, in a 32 year old who hasn't been exercising or had any injury worrisome? I had 2 days bed rest for migraine.

Possibly: If there is pain in the calf without much physical exertion to worry about then, one thing to think of would be a blood clot or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). This would be especially true if the patient also has swelling, redness, tightness, and warmth to the touch. You should see someone right away if any of this is true...possibly even an ER. More questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months. Excercise an 1hr a day. Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?

Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months. Excercise an 1hr a day. Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?

Consider vascular: Doppler studies are ultrasounds that can check for arterial and venous bloodflow. The "pulsation feeling" may be an indication that a vascular problem is present. Ask your pcp about this. Many facilities will offer free screenings for pad (peripheral arterial disease). If there is something noted, a vascular specialist may be consulted. ...Read more

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Causes of severe bilateral calf pain while standing (relieved by rest or walking) in 58 yr old female with no DVT, no neuro, no arterial issues?

Causes of severe bilateral calf pain while standing (relieved by rest or walking) in 58 yr old female with no DVT, no neuro, no arterial issues?

Tight and strained: The calf muscles become quite sore when they are tight.
Dorsiflexion at the ankle should be 5-10 degrees. Passive stretching is advised for such a condition. Active stretching may cause more injury to the muscle and tendon. Passive means off-weightbearing. Just sit and use a towel, belt or elastic band. ...Read more

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Left Ankle swelling immediatewith activity better with Rest/elevation. Hx of DVT 3 yrs ago. Fell week ago and tweaked it. No calf pain but sole aches.?

Left Ankle swelling immediatewith activity better with Rest/elevation. Hx of DVT 3 yrs ago. Fell week ago and tweaked it. No calf pain but sole aches.?

What exactly did: You tweak? The ankle? The sole? If your pain is solely in the sole (no pun intended) then perhaps you just have plantar fascitis.... ...Read more

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Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Knee pain: May be Bakers cyst, tendonitis, hematoma though they should hurt more with exercise. Also though rarer in a male consider a clot, becasue clots are dangerous would f/u today with doctor /urgent care may need sonongram that can visualize clots, bakers cysts or a hematoma ...Read more

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I have thigh and calf pain when I go to bed at night.

Night cramps: Night cramps can be brought on by electrolyte imbalance and lack of hydration. Some things that can be tried to help alleviate this are trying a balanced electrolyte drink such as Gatorade, etc... ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe toe and calf pain at night?

Need medical advice for severe toe and calf pain at night?

Cramp: If you are referring to cramps in the calf and feet at night there are many causes, one of which is being female. Very common in females, not in men, probably hormonal. Other reasons, electrolyte imbalance, overuse, poor shoes.
Common treatment- stand on a cold floor. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had severe inner knee pain I couldn't bend it or straiten it I elevated it last night today little knee pain and calf pain?

Yesterday I had severe inner knee pain I couldn't bend it or straiten it I elevated it last night today little knee pain and calf pain?

See below: It could be arthritis or injury. We would need detail such whether or not your knee was swollen which would help us better determine what is going on. ...Read more

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What is it? I have calf pain. On/off worse at night throbbing dull 20 yr and pain in both arms

What is it? I have calf pain. On/off worse at night throbbing dull 20 yr and pain in both arms

Pains: This is hard to answer without and exam. Is pain in arms at night as well? Do you have other health issues? I recommend that you have an exam and some blood work to check your iron levels, and electrolytes. ...Read more

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Calf pain waking up at night can't move legs and get rid of cramp?

Circulation issue: Sounds like a problem with your circulation. When you stand up or walk, gravity assists in bringing blood through your legs and feet. When you sleep in bed, gravity isn't able to bring more blood to your feet which causes, amongst other things, muscle cramps. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have bruising that travels around my leg. I have calf pain mostly when exercising and at night. What do you think I have? Numbness and tingling

I have bruising that travels around my leg. I have calf pain mostly when exercising and at night. What do you think I have? Numbness and tingling

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Tight hamstring in soccer game. After 3 days bruise on hamstring and upper calf. Pain 7/10 in lower leg/calf. Wakes me up at night. Very active person?

Partial tear: Gentle stretching, and activity modification, ice, elevetion for 3 to 5 days. Pain can be severe for 1 week or so. No high impact activities for 2-3 weeks. May need physical therapy. Get an eval by your doctor. ...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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Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Possible: 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..... ...Read more

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Why do I get calf pain while walking in flats?

Achilles tendon prob: This could be due to achilles tendon equinus. Have this checked soon. A tight achilles can cause many foot problems. ...Read more

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I get occasional strange leg calf pain. Is this worrying?

"strange"?: It would need to be specified as to the location, duration, nature, what brings it on or when it is felt...
Will be happy to answer your questions then! ...Read more

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Besides calf pain, what are other symptoms of leptospirosis?

Besides calf pain, what are other symptoms of leptospirosis?

Flu-like symptoms: The disease starts with a fever, headache, and other flu-like symptoms. After recovering from those symptoms, you can then go on to develop meningitis, kidney failure, and liver damage with jaundice. ...Read more

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I'm having a mild stabbing calf pain when sitting or lying down. Should I be worried?

What. Me Worry....: Calf pain is generally something to be concerned about. Especially concerning, if the symptoms are getting worse or are not being relieved with rest. Best to have a consultation to cone down on the possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm having a mild stabbing calf pain that comes and goes and last a seconds when sitting or lying down. What could be the cause?

I'm having a mild stabbing calf pain that comes and goes and last a seconds when sitting or lying down. What could be the cause?

Doesn't sound seriou: If lasts for only seconds, it is not likley to be serious. It could be a muscle fiber twitching or going into a spasm. This could occur with muscle fatigue, or overstretching certain muscles. Perhaps you are doing a particular exercise which is causing this. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common reasons for calf pain? I don't remember injuring myself but my calf has been really hurting for days.

Don't equivocate.: Calf pain is a concern because of the possibility of a potential blood clot in the deep veins in the calf area. A failure to recognize or treat it quickly could be disastrous. Having said that, the potential seriousness necessitates that you have it evaluated and quickly. If the calf is free of phlebitis and/or clot, then you can move on to other non life threatening conditions. ...Read more

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Can lower calf pain be caused by a back problem? I am having back troubles, but also having calf pain was wondering if the two were related.

Possibly: Yes, it's possible that they are related. For example a "pinched nerve" in the lower back can cause pain in the leg. This is called radiculopathy. There are other possibilities, including that the two areas of pain are unrelated. Only an exam and perhaps MRI can tell YOU what YOUR problem is. ...Read more

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I had intense calf pain after lat. Menisectomy. After 10 days the pain isn't gone, tho usually less intense, except in the am or after activity.

Call your doctor: Calf pain after knee surgery could indicate an injury to a nerve or a complication like a blood clot from the tourniquet used during surgery. Any time you have problems or concerns after surgery, call your surgeon. He/she always wants to be kept informed so they have the ability to offer treatment promptly. ...Read more

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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

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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

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more