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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Calf Muscle

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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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I have swollen, tight feeling, calf muscle. How can I alleviate this pain?

I have swollen, tight feeling, calf muscle. How can I alleviate this pain?

Could be a spasthism: Muscle spasm as well as possible varicose vein are alleviated by taking anti-inflammatory medications and possibly using a warm moist wrap for 1-2 hours at a time. However, the best option for unremitting pain and swelling is to see your physician to rule out a blood clot in your deep leg veins/ dvt, as it could be a serious issue. ...Read more

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My calf muscle has been swollen for about 3 years doesn't hurt is not red been to multiple doctors they have no idea what it could be.

My calf muscle has been swollen for about 3 years doesn't hurt is not red been to multiple doctors they have no idea what it could be.

Swollen calf: This is not normal; please have your physician order an MRI to see what can be causing this disorder. Also ask for muscle enzyme testing to check if there is muscle tissue breakdown. ...Read more

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Swollen calf muscle, does this mean blood clot?

Swollen calf muscle, does this mean blood clot?

Not necessarily: Though you should see your primary care physician just in case! ...Read more

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Worsening achy pain/tender a few months. Ice/heat/nsaids no help. US shows swollen calf muscle but I've had no visible swelling/redness. Pliz xplain?

Worsening achy pain/tender a few months. Ice/heat/nsaids no help. US shows swollen calf muscle but I've had no visible swelling/redness. Pliz xplain?

More information: is needed! Ask question again with a picture if possible. What is your general health. Was there an injury?? "OVERUSE" is a common reason for calf pain and finally what is your occupation?? (BTW ppain MAY be coming from your ankle or knee!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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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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