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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Calf Muscle Lump

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What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metabolites from heavy activity are not removed there can be spasm. Other causes can be a trapped nerve root irritating the muscle. Some people have greater likelihood of spasm due to underlying genetic causes. ...Read more

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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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What are common causes of left thigh muscle/joint tightness?

What are common causes of left thigh muscle/joint tightness?

Any injury to the -: Thigh or joint area, can cause bleeding around and in the muscles, resulting in loss of motion of the nearby joint, initially due to the pain, then scar tissue formation, or even myositis ossificans, if treatment is not started early enough, with range of motion exercises, ultrasound, pain meds, ice/heat, pain meds. With early treatments the risk of m. Ossificans has greatly reduced nowadays. ...Read more

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Causes of muscle twitches?

Causes of muscle twitches?

Magnesium potassium: Deficiency of these minerals can cause it as we'll as deficiency of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins. Lack of sleep is another cause. Take magnesium and if it doesn't help, try potassium. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain in the calf and thigh muscles of both legs?

What causes severe pain in the calf and thigh muscles of both legs?

Lots of things: Severe calf pain can be due to intermittant claudication which you must address due to poor circulation. Upper thigh pain can also be due to poor circulation especially if you are a past smoker. Overexercise which causes cramping, and lack of stretching may also be a cause. Arthridities and neuromuscular disorders should also be addressed. I would see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes unilateral thigh muscle wasting?

What causes unilateral thigh muscle wasting?

Symptom? : Without a good history one cannot be sure of the cause an L4 lesion, say a disc can cause it as well as conditions such as diabetic amyotrophy. ...Read more

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What causes calf muscle twitching and a high pulse?

What causes calf muscle twitching and a high pulse?

2 things: Not a usual combination. My answer is specualtive (beware). High catecholamine levels (or caffeine, cocaine, amphetamine or other stimulants) can cause this or they may be totally unrelated. ...Read more

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Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot. Numbness in Achilles. Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg. Any ideas what's wrong?

Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot.  Numbness in Achilles.   Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg.  Any ideas what's wrong?

Calf pain: can be several things: 1. tingling and numbness usually represent nerve pain - the sural nerve runs behind the calf muscle and could be pinched 2. the pain in the arch could be tednonitis - the posterior tibial tendon - when injured it can cause deep calf soreness and arch pain especially behind the ankle area. 3. tarsal tunnel syndrome I would suggest you see a Podiatrist or Foot & Ankle doctor ...Read more

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Causes of leg pain?

Usually musculoskele: Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems. Example; is it degenerative, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic, trauma, or infectious. Only a thorough examination will be able to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...Read more

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Left thigh muscle/joint tightness could be symptoms of what?

Left thigh muscle/joint tightness could be symptoms of what?

Need more informatio: I would need more information to determine what is going on. It would be helpful to know when the pain started, how it affects your activities, and any associated symptoms. ...Read more

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When I curl the toes in L foot there is pain at top of Achilles tendon/gastroc tendon rght below the calf also feel twitches in calf. Probable causes?

When I curl the toes in L foot there is pain at top of Achilles tendon/gastroc tendon rght below the calf also feel twitches in calf. Probable causes?

See your doctor: It is difficult to localize the lesion without both understanding the history of the discomfort, nor an examination which can help determine any other associated signs/symptoms. Because of where the muscles and the nerves traverse along the leg, it could be a variety of things. Please consult with your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can peroneal tendon subluxation cause tightness in the soleus? Peroneal tendon on left leg sticks out and area is sore. Soleus tightness in left leg.

Can peroneal tendon subluxation cause tightness in the soleus? Peroneal tendon on left leg sticks out and area is sore. Soleus tightness in left leg.

Yes: Any ankle problem ( including recurrent peroneal tendon subluxation) that causes pain, swelling and slight limping can make your gastrocsoleus muscle group(calf) 'tight'.Consider seeing an orthopedic specialist to reconstruct your peroneal 'sling '. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Arch of foot sore, outside of the calf hurts from knee to ankle with pinching / tingling sensation in middle of calf. Ultrasound normal. Cause be?

Arch of foot sore, outside of the calf hurts from knee to ankle  with pinching / tingling sensation in middle of calf. Ultrasound normal. Cause be?

Neuropathy: You showing signs of possible lower back issues, L5,S1 could be the source of your problem. An x-ray or MRI would be useful in the diagnosis ...Read more

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Painful muscle spasms in the calf sometimes. Any prevention?

Muscle Cramps: Usually due to dehydration or loss of electrolytes when rehydrating with just water. Make sure that you replenish electrolytes including magnesium (magox 400mg). This is especially true if you take anti hypertension medications that have diuretic properties, or if you drink caffeinated drinks. ...Read more

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Dull Pain in groin, inside of thigh, behind knee and in calf - is this likely muscular or vascular?

Dull Pain in groin, inside of thigh, behind knee and in calf - is this likely muscular or vascular?

Not vascular: Age unknown w. pain unilateral groin, thigh, posterior knee & calf suggests neural impingement absent vascular involvement & swelling distal leg. Sacroiliac joint disorder can arouse sciatica & groin pain. Other considerations: Sartorious Syndrome & Pyriformis Syndrome. Vertebral stenosis w. nerve root impingements does not typically refer pain to groin. Osteopaths discern soft tissue disorders. ...Read more