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Doctor insights on: Calf Strain Muscle

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I severely strained my calf muscles. My shin hurts and I didn't hit it. Is it normal for your shin to hurt with a severe calf muscle strain?

I severely strained my calf muscles. My shin hurts and I didn't hit it. Is it normal for your shin to hurt with a severe calf muscle strain?

Normal it is not!!: I am sure you must injured the shin, when you fell or whichever way you injured your calf. Our brains register only the worst injured (or more painful) part first, while the lesser injured part still hurts or becomes obvious later. Your examining Doc can certainly reassure you that you most likely injured the shin as well. Check with him/her. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Have possible calf muscle strain. Have elevated and iced nearly 24 hrs. Now seeing a vein popped out running down lower leg. Am i treating this right?

Have possible calf muscle strain. Have elevated and iced nearly 24 hrs. Now seeing a vein popped out running down lower leg. Am i treating this right?

Blood clot: If you have calf swelling and pain, you really should be checked out to make sure you don't have a blood clot. If that test is normal, then rest, ice and some physical therapy should allow the calf to return to normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about if the weight of performing deadlifts and squats will worsen a calf strain, even though there's no direct stretching of the muscle?

Can you tell me about if the weight of performing deadlifts and squats will worsen a calf strain, even though there's no direct stretching of the muscle?

The calf muscles: still have to work even though you may not be stretching them,during the squats and deadlifts. Generally it is good idea to rest for a while, to give time for the strained muscle to heal, before starting the work out routine again, because you can keep aggravating the injured muscle repeatedly and prolong the recovery and delay the healing. Good luck ...Read more

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Baker's cyst bursts. Can it cause calf strain?

Baker's cyst bursts. Can it cause calf strain?

Bakers cyst: Rupture of a baker's cyst usually causes calf pain and can cause calf swelling as well. It does not make a patient more likely to sustaining a calf strain. ...Read more

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How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal ?

Wide range: At the worst, some don't heal w/o surgery or at all. But those are the rare, severe ones. Usually by 8 - 10 weeks you'll be past it. But there are so many variables. Your original condition, how bad it was, how healthy you are, how protected you keep it, etc., etc. Live extra healthy - no bad habits + good nutrition, rest, etc., Be patient! Best! ...Read more

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What are the similarities between calf strain or baker's cyst?

What are the similarities between calf strain or baker's cyst?

Lower leg issues.: These are 2 different diagnoses that may both result in knee and/or lower leg pain and problems with the way you walk. A baker's cyst (popliteal cyst) is a true cyst located in the space "behind" the knee. If large enough, it may affect the calf muscles but usually a cyst does not involve the muscles. Baker's cysts may change size, so that they seem to involve the calf, but they are at the knee. ...Read more

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What exactly is the possibility of having a calf strain caused by a baker's cyst?

What exactly is the possibility of having a calf strain caused by a baker's cyst?

Very unlikely. The -: B cyst can burst causing acute pain in the calf, which resembles a strain, but it does not cause a calf strain. ...Read more