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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

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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What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles in the absence of exercise?

What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles  in the absence of exercise?

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

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Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Yes: It is not common for metformin to cause muscle pain but it is a reported side effect of the medication. It would be unusual for it to cause muscle pain in just one group of muscles. Usually when a medication causes muscle pain it occurs in all muscles all over the body. ...Read more

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What causes cramps or pain in the temporalis muscle?

Chewing: Do you chew gum? Do you have tmj? How long has the pain lasted? What caused the pain to start? What have you tried to relieve the pain? Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Severe pain in calf muscle and a lot of fluid in knee what could cause it?

Severe pain in calf muscle and a lot of fluid in knee what could cause it?

Many causes.: it can be arthritis, a torn ligament or tendon, a meniscal tear , or a loose body, just to name a few possibilities. See an orthopedic knee specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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What could cause severe constant pain in my calf muscle?

What could cause severe constant pain in my calf muscle?

Possible clot: Many things can cause calf pain. The most concerning would be a possible blood clot in the legs, otherwise known as a dvt. Symptoms include calf tenderness, swelling and redness of the extremity. I would recommend getting evaluated asap. ...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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What causes severe stabbing pain in groin area of right leg with no injury?

Repetitive stress: 29 y male with unilateral "stabbing" groin pain absent infection signs or symptoms might have soft tissue disorder such as an inguinal hernia, groin muscle tendonitis, or a repetitive stress injury like Sartorious Symdrome. An Osteopath would be the type of doctor to diagnose. ...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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Can sciatica cause localized pain? Example: more in the calf or back of thigh..also can it cause muscle spasms in leg?

Can sciatica cause localized pain? Example:  more in the calf or back of thigh..also can it cause muscle spasms in leg?

It can present : In all the ways you describe. Sometimes it is best to have it checked out to make sure there are not two different independent problems occuring simultaneously. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset of joint stiffness and pain in the feet?

What could cause sudden onset of joint stiffness and pain in the feet?

Arthritis: The most usual cause of pain and stiffness in a foot is degenerative joint disease, or loss of the joint cartilage. In the early stage, this may not be noticeable unless you have walked or run much further than usual. As the condition progresses, it may begin to hurt more frequently and adjustments should be made to shoes for extra cushioning and support. ...Read more

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What can cause severe muscle cramps and stiffness in both calves?

What can cause severe muscle cramps and stiffness in both calves?

Lack of fluids.: make sure you take in plenty of water through the day. Make sure that you have enough potassium in your system, bananas are a great source. Stretch your calves well nightly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

See physician : Swelling of the muscle can indicate myosotis - this can be related to injury or systemic reaction. Best to get it looked at. ...Read more

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Can muscle cramping in the calf cause compartment syndrome?

Calf cramps: You seem to be very concerned about having a compartment syndrome in your lower legs. As a sports medicine MD, I personally suffer from Achilles tendinitis and myositis of the calf muscles and assure you most calf cramps are the benign result of overuse. Exercise induced chronic compartment syndrome is a rare but serious cause of calf pain. Please see an MD ASAP to check for compartment pressures! ...Read more

Calf Pain (Definition)

Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more