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Could I have torn my calf muscle? Felt sharp pain while working out.

Could I have torn my calf muscle? Felt sharp pain while working out.

Many possible: There is a very small muscle in the calf that is called the plantaris muscle and sometimes it can get injured while working out. People often describe a sudden sharp pain in the calf. Not always associated with swelliing or bruising. Other possibilities are strain or rupture of achilles tendon but this causes a lot of pain and swelling and difficulty with walking. See your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

What could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

Cramp or muscle tear: If you have traveled recently, had pelvis or lower extremity surgery, have a family or personal history of blood clots then that is possible. If just sitting around when occurs, then cramp or ruptured baker's cyst. If during exercise then gastroc (calf muscle) tear. If recent increase of running or walking, then stress fracture but usually does not cause sudden pain. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my outside left calf muscle whenever i walk?

I have sharp pain in my outside left calf muscle whenever i walk?

Muscle strain: Perhaps you have a tight calf muscle? Or suffered a muscle strain w/o allowing enough time/rest to heal. Check out http://www.runnersworld.com/stretching/how-stretch-your-calf-muscles for cal muscle stretches. If this doesn't help, go see your Family Doc or Sports Medicine expert for evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle while working out. Felt sharp pain, and now can't extend leg. Should I go to dr?

I pulled a muscle while working out. Felt sharp pain, and now can't extend leg. Should I go to dr?

Probably: The most bothersome aspect of your complaint is the inability to extend.If this is because of pain it not as scary as no power in the muscle that extends the leg.Please do see a dr. ...Read more

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I have torn my right calf muscle completely will i be able to recover as a sprinter. It has been since june 1, 2012 . I could run the periodically but

I have torn my right calf muscle completely will i be able to recover as a sprinter. It has been since june 1, 2012 . I could run the periodically but

You may be able to.: You may be able to still be a sprinter, but you have to be sure you recover, with rest, exercises to strengthen the muscles around the calf muscle as well as that muscle, and good medical therapy, like surgery to be sure it is reattached. You then have to be judicious about practicing to be able to compete. ...Read more

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Would there be anything a dr could do for a torn calf muscle that I can't do at home?

Would there be anything a dr could do for a torn calf muscle that I can't do at home?

Not usually: If it is a mild tear that is clearly in the muscle and not the tendon, Rest, ice, compression, and elevation is typically used and that can be done at home. In severe cases a cast might be used and you would want to make sure it is not actually an Achilles' tendon rupture, which can require surgery. ...Read more

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Torn calf muscle, when should I seek medical advice?

Immediately: If you have truly torn the muscle in your calf, you should see your doctor right away. The longer you wait, the more difficult repairing the torn muscle will be. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

None: In the acute phase i would not do any exercise since this could exacerbate the problem. Gentle range of motion exercises are recommended in the early stages. ...Read more