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Calf Pain When Lying Down
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
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
Im having a mild stabbing calf pain that comes and goes and last a seconds when sitting or lying down. What could be the cause?
Vascular issues: If the calf tenderness is associated with swelling you should consider an evaluation for peripheral vascular disease. In addition the deep vein thrombosis can cause severe calf pain and leg swelling usually is not in both Legs but this is very serious and must be rolled out. ...Read more
I have throbbing calf pain worse when laying down resting goes away when i'm up. Almost feels like a on coming charley horse. I worry of a blood clot?
Be seen: It certainly could be a clot. You need to be seen. ...Read more
1 week+ recurring calf pain in alternating legs. Worse when stationary especially bad laying down. Tested no DVT or sciatica. Legs look normal. Ideas?
Other Causes: A venous ultrasound is the gold standard for the diagnosis of DVT from the level of the groin to the upper ankle. If this is negative then you most likely do not have DVT. A d-dimer blood test especially if negative will further exclude DVT. There are many cause of leg pains and you should be evaluated for these. See your medical doctor. ...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?
Calf pain when walking. I get a pulling sensation deep in calf when walking. Sometimes electric shock like sensation that shoot down medial and back o?
Calf muscles: This babies are often stiff in the AM and it is easy to misstep and tear the musculotendinous junction. ALWAYS warm up before any strenuous activity. Try the runner's stretch with alternate legs-gently. ...Read more
From side of hip down to calf pain mostly when lay down. Have to lay on back . heatpad somewhat helps massageing the hip muscle and calf helps?
You need more than: You need more than that to relieve your pain. See your PCP and get a referral to see a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist who is an osteopath (NMM/OMT) in your network. He or she can assess you to see what is underlying your sciatic nerve or other muscle strains and then decompress you to relieve your pain quickly. S/he will do imaging if warranted or make a referral. Time to get relief! ...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
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