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Im having a mild stabbing calf pain when sitting or lying down. should I be worried?

Im 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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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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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?

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?

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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Chronic calf pain in both calves. Throbbing when laying down. What could this be?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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 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

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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.

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