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My ankles and calves are aching at night. It came on a bit suddenly. What could cause that?

My ankles and calves are aching at night. It came on a bit suddenly. What could cause that?

Need more info: most commonly this is the musculoskeletal pain from the build-up of tension from prolonged standing and walking, if aching feeling is relieved by leg movement consider restless leg syndrome, if aching is not better with movement may be a peripheral neuropathy, in which case you need to see a neurologist and get emg/ncs if warranted by more detailed history ...Read more

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Can uti cause constant aching in calves?

Can uti cause constant aching in calves?

UTI is known: to cause many different strange things, from back pain to weakness in the legs to constant aching of the calves. I would not rule that out. If you check the urine at the doctor's office and it does not look infected, then make sure you are well hydrated and rested as well as recovered from any strenuous activity your calves could have been through recently. Low potassium or calcium as well coul ...Read more

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What would cause an aching migrating pain in calves & knees during rest? Usually pain builds up & expands slowly & is bilateral. Thanks.

What would cause an aching migrating pain in calves & knees during rest? Usually pain builds up & expands slowly & is bilateral. Thanks.

Rest calf/knee pain: Would consider possible sciatica, could see if putting a pillow under knees while lying and if lumbar pillow while sitting reduces pain. Check electrolytes, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus. Check thyroids TSH/T4, check for diabetes, also check ESR/CRP,, CPK. try massage before rest, check Achilles tendon and check d-dimer for clot may f/u/ w/ doc today as clot is a significant issue ...Read more

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Can varicosities in posterior calf cause an ache?

Can varicosities in posterior calf cause an ache?

Yes,: It can. If you are aware of the pain discomfort for long time and the only clinical findings are the bulging veins, that most probably that what you have, pain from varicose veins and they can be easily treated today. See www.Gorenveincenter.Com if however the pain is recent and you may also see swelling of calf /ankle go see a doctor now, just to make sure you do not have a blood clot. ...Read more

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Can a superficial clot on the shin cause pain, tenseness and aches in the calf?

Can a superficial clot on the shin cause pain, tenseness and aches in the calf?

Blood clot: Yes, but you need to have an ultrasound done to rule out deep vein thrombosis which could break off and become a pulmonary embolus, which can kill people. If it hasn't been done yet, and you have a superficial clot, go to an urgent care center or Er for an emergent ultrasound and anti-thrombotic treatment. Usually with blood clots, there is pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and maybe a tender cord ...Read more

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What can cause sore painful legs?

What can cause sore painful legs?

Would need: Would need further history and physical exam to find out what could cause it. There are numerous things that can cause it. ...Read more

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What causes legs to ache after laying down in bed. Sometimes sharp pains?

What causes legs to ache after laying down in bed. Sometimes sharp pains?

Restless Leg synd...: In older people, but in younger people its very rare. Fortunately, there are some simple treatments. Circulatory or neurological causes are common, and your doctor should be able to help figure out the cause and the treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting an ache in my right calf when walking, have for a few days, and it feels better at rest. What could be a cause?

I keep getting an ache in my right calf when walking, have for a few days, and it feels better at rest. What could be a cause?

Muscle strain: Likely a pulled calf muscle, im assuming there is no swelling of the calf or foot. If there is you should see your md for a possible ultrasound to rule out a blood clot otherwise ice and anti inflammatories and time should suffice. ...Read more