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Jogged 10 miles, severe foot pain & calf pain?

Jogged 10 miles, severe foot pain & calf pain?

Rest: God gave us a brain so we didn't have to outrun the dinosaurs. All runners eventually have foot, knee, ankle, hip or back problems. Rest, lower your milage, make sure you shoes are good, stretch and take it easy. ...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 calf pain, tingling in feet. What should I do?

I have calf pain, tingling in feet. What should I do?

Neuropathy: Sounds like you could be having a nerve problem from either tarsal tunnel / nerve impingement / or even a diabetic neuropathy - depending on the exact distribution of your symptoms, and whether or not they are symmetric in both legs. ...Read more

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Had laminectomy surgery on l/4, l/5. Now have foot and calf pain. What is causing this?

Had laminectomy surgery on l/4, l/5. Now have foot and calf pain. What is causing this?

Nerve root: Selective irritation of the nerve root at L4/L5. Google "dermatomes", and you can see the nerve distribution for the lumbar nerves. There is probably some post-surgical swelling and inflammation at the site of the surgery which is causing this. Hopefully, it will get better over time. Try Boswella (a powerful anti-inflammatory herb) and topical DMSO ("horse liniment") available in a feed store ...Read more

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I have calf pain when I sit or lay down. Like a champ. And my foot feels like it is asleep.

I have calf pain when I sit or lay down. Like a champ. And my foot feels like it is asleep.

Nothing Good: Severe calf pain in a 39 year old girl without a history of trauma should make one concerned. This condition needs to evaluated by a professional and soon. Many questions need to asked and answered. ...Read more

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I hve buzzing in my foot, calf pain and my middle three toes are numb on left side. Any ideas?

I hve buzzing in my foot, calf pain and my middle three toes are numb on left side. Any ideas?

Sounds like nerve: Most likely condition would be a pinched nerve. The nerves that supply the feet stem from nerve branches traveling from the leg. The "pinch" could be from the back at its root, but it an also be locally due to musculature. Another thing to be checked is circulation because if blood flow is hampered to a an area, it can cause pain and reduce function in the nerves. Get checked properly. ...Read more

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Right leg calf pain when I pressn it and when I felx my foot up sometimes and when walking. Moderate pain.?

Right leg calf pain when I pressn it and when I felx my foot up sometimes and when walking. Moderate pain.?

See a Doctor Now: The pain in your calf is most likely minor, but the description of your symptoms raises the possibility of a deep vein thrombosis. This is the formation of a blood clot in the vein in your leg. This can be associated with birth control pills, prolonged inactivity, or just random. It is dangerous because a piece of clot can break off and float through the body to the brain or lungs causing a stroke. ...Read more

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After having a DVT can symptoms linger even on treatment. Have had 2 ultrasounds both clear but still experiencing calf pain and foot numbness?

After having a DVT can symptoms linger even on treatment. Have had 2 ultrasounds both clear but still experiencing calf pain and foot numbness?

Yes: DVT pains can linger and at times, a medication to be taken as needed can provide some relief that is compatible with your medications you are already taking. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Woke up with calf pain. Can't remember having a spasm. No redness/swelling. Only hurts when walking or bending foot. DVT possible? I do sit a lot.

Woke up with calf pain. Can't remember having a spasm. No redness/swelling. Only hurts when walking or bending foot. DVT possible? I do sit a lot.

Not typically: Without calf swelling DVT not likely although without more information hard to say. Calf pain may just be a cramp or musculoskeletal strain/injury etc. If it persists despite analgesics/anti-inflammatories see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Sudden calf pain on both legs, the same, tingling in feet, no chest pains, breathing normal, no swelling. Less pain w/ exercise+massage, then comes back?

Sudden calf pain on both legs, the same, tingling in feet, no chest pains, breathing normal, no swelling. Less pain w/ exercise+massage, then comes back?

Not a clot: It sounds like a muscle spasm ("Charley-horse") but hard to say without examination. Blood clot is unlikely without swelling. Infection should be ruled out - do you have fever? ...Read more

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I am experiencing limb spasms, contracture, limb pain and calf pain. Worse lying down both feet&lower legs.2daystook relaxer to sleep dr ordered bmp?

I am experiencing limb spasms, contracture, limb pain and calf pain. Worse lying down both feet&lower legs.2daystook relaxer to sleep dr ordered bmp?

Unclear question: BMP is a common screening test but is usually not diagnostic of an illness. You should go through with the evaluation and follow your doctor's advice.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Would MRI without contrast find DVT? I've had back of knee and calf pain. D-dimer and ultrasound came back normal, but veins in feet&leg are bulging.

Would MRI without contrast find DVT? I've had back of knee and calf pain. D-dimer and ultrasound came back normal, but veins in feet&leg are bulging.

No..: The best test to reveal a DVT would be the ultrasound of the veins in your legs. The bulging veins in your legs are maybe varicose or spider veins - though you seem young for it. Sometimes, pregnancy can predispose to it however. ...Read more

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Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. Not diabetic.

Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. Not diabetic.

Neuropathy?: 19F Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. Not diabetic. ANS: And your question is? How long has this been going on. Discuss with your Dr who can do some simple tests to see if you have a neuropathy. Would be unusual at your age if everything else OK. I would go to uptodate. Com and read as well. ...Read more

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Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Please repost: And explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more

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32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture. Advice?

32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture. Advice?

Ask your doctor: Many things going on here. Could be reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is an abnormal neurological reaction to trauma. Calf pain could possibly be phlebitis or a clot. Are you walking on foot? Consult your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (side: lower), back injury, reduced spinal flexibility, sciatica, pain shooting down the leg, calf pain and foot numbness. The following also describe me: Leg numbness, Leg weakness, Leg tingling, Leg pain, and Muscle cramps

I am experiencing back pain (side: lower), back injury, reduced spinal flexibility, sciatica, pain shooting down the leg, calf pain and foot numbness. The following also describe me: Leg numbness, Leg weakness, Leg tingling, Leg pain, and Muscle cramps

Sciatica: See a neurologist a physician with expertise in nerves. The symptoms of leg numbness, weakness, tingling are due to nerve impingement.
There are various meds, treatments for sciatica. Orthopedics also deals with these symptoms
Start with your PCP and move forward with getting these symptoms resolved to start feeling better. ...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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How can I stop arch and calf pain when I switch between high heels and pumps?

How can I stop arch and calf pain when I switch between high heels and pumps?

Orthotics: You may want to try orthotics to support the arch and foot and control the foot motion in transistioning in shoes. ...Read more

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I run 15-20 miles/week and lately have had horrible inner calf pain that radiates from ankle to knee, what is this?

Overuse injury maybe: You may be suffering from the initial stages of an overuse injury. If you have pain along the tibial (shin) bone, you need to be examined by your trainer, therapist or physician. Try decreasing the mileage or intensity of your regimen for a week or two by limiting the impact aerobic exercise (running, jumping, etc.). Your response to this training change will help your examiner formulate a tx plan. ...Read more

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I woke up from radiating back knee calf pain to the ankle. Itwas relieved after taking diclofenac. What could be thepossible diagnosis?

I woke up from radiating back knee calf pain to the ankle. Itwas relieved after taking diclofenac. What could be thepossible diagnosis?

See details: Your description is not specific enough but possible causes including knee issues teat, strain, tendinitis, etc) or muscle strains or pulls. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Moderate calf pain that radiates down back of leg towards ankle. Worse when walking and going up and down stairs. What could it be and what to do?

Muscle strain: There are many potential causes of calf pain, the most common of which is a muscle strain. Try to ice the area and take an anti-inflammatory medicine such as Ibuprofen (with food) for relief. If you are experiencing chest pain or trouble breathing with these symptoms, however, then you should call your doctor immediately, as this could indicate a more worrisome cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have severe calf pain when walking. My leg and ankle are swollen. I have hbp, high cholestoral. Pain started in rt. Calf, has now moved to the lt.

I have severe calf pain when walking. My leg and ankle are swollen. I have hbp, high cholestoral. Pain started in rt. Calf, has now moved to the lt.

As a precaution I: Would recommend a duplex ultrasound to rule out a clot. I would consider the possibility of a side effect of possible cholesterol lowering medication you may be taking. ...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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Heel very painful to put down in morning, with constant calf pain and very painful knee at front severe crunching up and down stairswith not much of swelling, and lower back pain could it all be connected?

Heel very painful to put down in morning, with constant calf pain and very painful knee at front severe crunching up and down stairswith not much of swelling, and lower back pain could it all be connected?

Many causes: There could be a problem with the Achilles tendon and calf muscle (gastrocnemius or soleus), or there could be a problem in the lower back, related to to the S1 nerve. When a muscle is bothered, it affected the way you walk and it can cause back pain too. ...Read more

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Hi, I have Heel very painful to put down in morning, with constant calf pain and very painful knee at front severe crunching up and down stairswith not much of swelling, and lower back pain could it all be connected?

Hi, I have Heel very painful to put down in morning, with constant calf pain and very painful knee at front severe crunching up and down stairswith not much of swelling, and lower back pain could it all be connected?

Knee, calf, or back?: Does the crunching occur with a sound or a feeling? Does your knee feel ok with movement when you are not bearing weight on it? I would be concerned about your knee and your calf muscle based on these observations. ...Read more

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Minor cramps in calf, ache in thigh, knee, ankle. Went to the dr. And he said bloodclot is not an issue because I have no risk factors. Still worried?

Minor cramps in calf, ache in thigh, knee, ankle. Went to the dr. And he said bloodclot is not an issue because I have no risk factors. Still worried?

What tests were done: A doppler (ultrasound) test would be the first test to determine if there is a clot or if there is any vascular concern. Other things cause cramps besides the circulation. Nerves can be responsible for this as well. It can be nerves compressed along the lower limb but it can also be stemming from the back. If this is interfering with your day to day activities, get checked properly. ...Read more

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Are there any calf muscles used in foot flexion?

Are there any calf muscles used in foot flexion?

Yes: When plantarflexing the foot you are using both your gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in your calf. ...Read more

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Knee pain in back of the knee just above the calf, to the outside of the knee radiating to the ankle. Pain with prolonged weight baring & flexion caus

Knee pain in back of the knee just above the calf, to the outside of the knee radiating to the ankle. Pain with prolonged weight baring & flexion caus

Bakers Cyst: This is common in people who stand up for a long time. It develops on the back of you knee, the popliteal fossa, and presses on a the proneal nerver which causes the pain to shoot down to you ankle. Need and orthopedic consult. ...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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Calf pain & tightness on left & right leg?

Calf Pain: There is a very dangerous medical condition called deep vein thrombosis. If you are describing warm red swollen calfs you need to get to a medical center urgently.

If you have chest pain or shortness of breath or are coughing please make this more than urgent. It can be an emergency. ...Read more

Flexion (Definition)

Flexion is a joint motion. The exact motion depends on the joint. Wrist: with palm down, in direction of palm elbow: up towards face shoulder: in front of body ankle: down like pushing gas pedal knee: bending hip: ...Read more