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Calf swelling and pain. Home treatments?

Calf swelling and pain. Home treatments?

No DVT?: The first thing to make sure that you don't have is a dvt. Once you are seen by a doctor and know you don't have a dvt, taking anti-inflammatory medicines, using ice, and resting the sore calf should help make you better. ...Read more

Calf Swelling (Definition)

I assume we are talking about a baby cow... The area of which you are referring to, are the 2 muscles that make up the posterior of the lower leg. The larger gastocnemious muscle and the smaller soleus muscle together are referred to as the calf muscle. Swelling could be due to trauma or any number of origins. They attach to ...Read more


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Spider veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. What are my options for treatment?

Spider veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. What are my options for treatment?

Good evaluation: First you should have a good evaluation by a vein specialist. If your problem is just spider veins, they can succesfully be treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

I am experiencing  leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS: complex issue and if you do 2nd opinion with me we can quickly narrow down what it is and if you should go to ER or not. ...Read more

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Can you get leg and feet swelling, heel pain after si joint pain?

Can you get leg and feet swelling, heel pain after si joint pain?

Yes: The sacro-iliac (si) joint in the back is located near the roots to the nerves that supply the lower extremity - any swelling in the area can cause irritation/impingement of the roots which control sensory (what you feel), motor (how you move) and autonomic (things that are automatic like swelling) nerves...Talk to your pcp who may refer you to a back specialist. ...Read more

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Legs swelling muscle cramps and pain in left shin. What can I do to alleviate swelling?

Legs swelling muscle cramps and pain in left shin. What can I do to alleviate swelling?

Leg Swelling: There are so many causes of leg swelling, some serious like a blood clot, that it is important to get this checked out in an er or orthopedic clinic. Typically, leg swelling can be from inactivity (bed rest) or prolonged sitting and standing. Compression hose, elevation, less salt in the diet, ankle pumping exercises can all help. But, definitely make sure your kidneys are fine. ...Read more

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two screws to fix foot 7 weeks ago. Severe calf, ankle and knee pain in affected leg. No redness or warmth just awful pain. On blood thinners 9 weeks?

 two screws to fix foot 7 weeks ago. Severe calf, ankle and knee pain in affected leg. No redness or warmth just awful pain. On blood thinners 9 weeks?

The nuts and bolts.: When a patient has calf pain after foot surgery concern is raised as to a possible clot or inflamed blood vessel. Having said that, similar symptoms can occur, especially weeks after the surgery, from keeping the foot and/or ankle in a unfamiliar position of immobilization. It is best to talk to your surgeon and have him get down to the nuts and bolts of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Mild CRPS after foot fracture and surgery. Symptoms- burning, throbbing pain, pitting edema, foot warm, red, red dots over foot. Options?

Define CRPs: CRP = C reactive Protein? This could be reflex dystrophy (complex regional pain syndrome). You need discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a medical doctor right away. If your right sided symptoms are signs of a stroke, than you need to be in a hospital now. Depends on how long you have been dealing with this, so if just today, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain, varicose veins, difficulty walking and calf swelling. The following also describe me: Leg swelling and Leg tenderness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  leg pain, varicose veins, difficulty walking and calf swelling. The following also describe me: Leg swelling and Leg tenderness. What should I do?

Be seen: You need to be seen particularly if the symptoms are new or worsening. If you have a history of varicose veins, you should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: Leg pain and Leg pain with exertion. What should...

I am experiencing  lower leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: Leg pain and Leg pain with exertion. What should...

Vascular consult: Hello, Its important you see a vascular surgeon. You will require certain non invasive vascular studies to check the integrity of the vessels in the lower extremity and evaluate you fro intermittent claudication. Taking care of this now will allow for less invasive vascular options and my patients have great prognosis afterwards. Feel better! ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in testicles and sciatic pain. No meds, exercises or stretching help?

Sciatica and testicl: It is very unusual to have sciatica with associated testicular pain. Although it is not prudent to postulate two different causative factors, this must be considered. You should get in for an. Evaluation soon. ...Read more

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What are severe knee pain, swelling and tenderness possible symptoms of?

Non specific: Many things cause knee pain. For instance fracture, bruise, meniscus tear, inflammation, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, ligament tear, effusion you need to see a doctor if it does not go away with routine Aspirin doses. To determine.... What is causing your pain. I do many mris to see whats wrong. However - just having pain in not enough to ask for an MRI - ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Medical mystery - swelling of left calf for over 12 months and intermittent leg pain. Possibilities?

Medical mystery - swelling of left calf for over 12 months and intermittent leg pain. Possibilities?

Possible clot: Many things can cause calf pain and swelling. The most concerning would be a possible blood clot in the leg, otherwise known as a dvt. Symptoms include calf tenderness, swelling and redness of the extremity. I would recommend getting evaluated asap if this hasn't been ruled out already. ...Read more

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Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage

Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage

Night splints???: There are some night splints to help stretch out the plantar fascia while you sleep. Some of these look like ankle braces, but provide a completely different service to you. You should also use replacement supportive insoles like spenco total support or rx orthotics. See a podiatrist for details. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more