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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

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 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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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 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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I have calf pain everytime iwalk. Do I need to change shoes and walk more?

I have calf pain everytime iwalk. Do I need to change shoes and walk more?

Yes and No: Knowing more details about your medical and social history would help in a more definitive reason for you symptoms. Walking makes demands for more blood to supply the calf muscles. I for some reason the blood supply is not enough your calf will become starved and ache. When you stop walking, the demand will lessens and the pain will subside. Ironically, the treatment includes more walking. ...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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I have calf pain when I walk. It is on the right side. These days walked a lot and a lot of stairs that I'm not used to do. Should be worried?

You should be: Concerned…the thing with calf pain is the differential diagnosis is a clot which potentially can kill you…. (not trying to scare you) but you always have to rule out that which can kill you…always better to be safe than sorry and have that ruled out. A doctor may be able to examine you and conclude that its not a clot by physical exam etc….but, my rule of thumb is get it checked. ...Read more

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Have stge 3 COPD took 2 hour walk taking stops when needed got home &have extreme calf pain, can't walk at all slept woke up & pain isn't any better.

Go and get checked: Pain that is not resolved with adequate rest and appears to be persisting requires urgent attention. If you have no shortness of breath or chest pain,
call your PCP to check if you can be seen in the office first thing tomorrow morning. If not, I will recommend you go the nearest ER or urgent care facility. Pain could be from vascular disease or muscle strain, hard to say without proper eval ...Read more

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How can I get rid of calf pain when I walk fast and far?

could be circulatio: Calf pain could be due to circulation problems but can also be do to a tight achilles. Try mild stretching...But if continues please have someone look at it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of calf pain when I walk or run?

How can I get rid of calf pain when I walk or run?

Depends on cause: Calf pain can be caused by numerous causes. If your young and otherwise healthy, the pain could be a result of not properly stretching the muscles prior to exercise. In older patients calf pain with exercise can be from inadequate blood flow to the muscles due to blockage in the arteries. A complete history and physical by a physician would likely be able to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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My child is about 6 years old and has had 3 days of high fever, plus he is complaining of calf pain and being hard to walk.?

My child is about 6 years old and has had 3 days of high fever, plus he is complaining of calf pain and being hard to walk.?

Muscle inflammation: The process you describe is producing an inflammatory reaction in the kids calf muscles with fever. There are a number of possibilities that will require an urgent evaluation to sort out. It could be something simple or something bad. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain, no swelling or discoloration. Worse when walking. Have May-Thurner. Cause 4 concern?

Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain, no swelling or discoloration. Worse when walking. Have May-Thurner. Cause 4 concern?

May-Thurner syndrome: Absolutely. Get a left lower extremity ultrasound ASAP. Your doc may elect to get a D-dimer blood test as well. Have you been stented? Although MTS is associated with a small percentage of deep venous blood clots in the left leg (very rarely right) there is a significant rate of recurrence of DVTs in folks that have this condition. Don't sit on this. Seek further care. Better safe than sorry. ...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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Sudden onset r calf pain, worse with standing and walking. Lower leg edema, no redness, not warm. Have been dx'd with scleroderma or dile, related?

Sudden onset r calf pain, worse with standing and walking. Lower leg edema, no redness, not warm. Have been dx'd with scleroderma or dile, related?

Related.: Scleroderma is associated with vascular problems, including DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Your symptoms suggest DVT and merits an immediate visit to the nearest hospital emergency dept for anticoagulant therapy. Dvt can lead to a pulmonary embolism which can be fatal. ...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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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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A few days after I had a cold and fever I couldn't walk due to severe calf pain. My doctor says it may relate to water shortage in the kidney. Opinion?

A few days after I had a cold and fever I couldn't walk due to severe calf pain. My doctor says it may relate to water shortage in the kidney. Opinion?

Dehydration & spasm: When you have a "cold" especially with a low-grade fever you lose a lot of water. In medicine we call this "insensible loss". You are very likely having muscle cramps. Just like running backs on a hot field late in the 3rd quarter; and that is with million dollar a year orthopods and excellent trainers! I agree with your doctor and drink Gatorade until urine is very pale yellow & stretch muscle ...Read more

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My 5 yo has calf pain in both legs and unable to walk. Has a bad limp and is uncomfortable. Noticing his toes outward now as well. For last 4-5 days.

My 5 yo has calf pain in both legs and unable to walk. Has a bad limp and is uncomfortable. Noticing his toes outward now as well. For last 4-5 days.

Have him checked: Limping associated with pain deserves a thorough evaluation. Different pathologies from foot to spinal cord can cause limping. ...Read more

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I have calf pain for 4 days. Its mild and only when I walk. No swelling or redness. I had a long distance travel. Ahould I be worried about blood clot?

I have calf pain for 4 days. Its mild and only when I walk. No swelling or redness. I had a long distance travel. Ahould I be worried about blood clot?

Better safe than. ..: I an not sure what is meant by "had a long distance travel". If it means that you have been walking a lot, then perhaps you have a sore tendons and calf muscle. In that case, time will heal the tissues. If you have calf pain and have not been walking, then you should have your leg evaluated by a doctor for an inflamed blood vessel or a possible clot. ...Read more

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Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Unusual for your age: Your symptoms are quite unusual for a 17 year old patient. These symptoms suggest cardiovascular disease with narrowing of arteries supplying the lower extremities and heart, conditions which don't cause symptoms at 17 years of age. Severe obesity could cause symptoms like this without cardiovascular disease. You need to see your physician as soon as possible for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had calf pain in my left leg for over three years now. No swelling or redness but it hurts to walk on. Could this be a DVT after all this time?

I've had calf pain in my left leg for over three years now. No swelling or redness but it hurts to walk on. Could this be a DVT after all this time?

Probably not: Dvt classically result in swelling +- pain (from a little to alot). Post -dvt syndrome can hurt for years after the DVT has resolved.

See a doc (vascular md if you are vry anxious about a dvt) and look for other causes ...Read more

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I was hit the calf by a basketball I now have severe calf pain & trouble walking. I feel like I can't put weight on it. Could this be a muscle strain?

Calf Hematoma: Most likely you have a hematoma which is a collection
of blood from the muscle being injured. You can use a heating pad to loosen it up. If it continues then you need to go to an ER/Urgent Care/Primary care for evaluation. Sometimes physical therapy will also help to alleviate the pain. ...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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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more