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Calf Pain When Foot Flexed
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
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
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
Compartment syndrome? Pain, extreme pain when exercising, pain while squeezing calf, loss is sensation sometimes in foot, calf pain
Sounds like it: Must be confirmed by exercise induced compartment pressure measurement. ...Read more
Several choices: You may see an internist, family physician, or orthopedist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
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?
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?
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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What cause calf pain other than dvt in a non athletic person? I have a funny feeling in my foot as well. Doctor did physical of leg and didn't feel any need to do an ultrasound for dvt. What else could be causing it?
Shiny dry skin on lower legs but not ankles or feet, calf pain I'm walking only if I'm carrying heavy things. Peripheral artery disease?
PAD 16 yo F: Very rare to be PAD at your age. Carry lighter things. Ask you Dr to feel the pulses in your feet. ...Read more
Pain L ischial tuberosity w/outer hip tension. Back stiffness, difficulty straightening. Paresthesia L shin/sole of the foot. L calf pain. Weakness L leg w/standing/exertion. Progressive symptoms. Neg. MRI hip & ischial tuberosity. Advice, please.?
Need evaluation back: You also need a back evaluation as well. This can be neurologic or myofascial pain as a part of your complaints. It may not be just one cause. ...Read more
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.
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
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
32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture. Advice?
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
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
I'm having calf pain down to my ankle and I think it's my sural nerve, what can I do until I see a dr. And can they help me?
I would make sure: You don't have a DVT in your calf, that could be life threatening. ...Read more
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
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
I woke up from radiating back knee calf pain to the ankle. Itwas relieved after taking diclofenac. What could be thepossible diagnosis?
Swollen ankle with calf pain and pressure up to my thigh came on suddenly 2 days ago just in my right leg. Should I be worried?
Go to ER: Have a clot rules out. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
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
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
Been on prednisone 60mg for 4 days and I have awful leg/calf pain and ankle pain like I need to massage it. Is this a normal side effect that will go?
Calf pain when standing, subsides while lying down. Ankle plate surgery 6 weeks ago, and have been in a cam walker for 2 weeks now, weight bearing.
Compartment syndrome: Check with you surgeon area of compartment pressure. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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