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Causes Of Lump In Calf Muscles
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking. ...Read more
Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?
Tendon/baker's cyst: There are several things that can cause pain behind the knee. The most common are muscle or tendon strains or a Baker's cyst. The good news is that they are treated pretty much the same way with ice, rest, compression and elevation. If you have this pain with calf or ankle swelling you need US to rule out DVT but if it just behind the knee then the problem will usually resolve in time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small ball-like lump in back of thigh under buttocks and swollen back of thigh muscle with pain down to the knee and in groin?
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
Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?
Highly doubt it: You basically outlined the answer and its rationale in your question....Bravo....that's an artistic flare. Something focal vs. something generalized and not only that but we're talking about symptoms that little to nothing in common with each other.....twitching or possibly muscle fasciculations vs. swelling or edema. The question is what is the edema or swelling due to? Trauma, infectious dz? ...Read more
Calf strain: It could be that you may have overstreched this calf muscle and now is strain.Recommend some heat and a calf sleeve for a few days and take oc analgesics. ...Read more
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