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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I pulled a muscle while working out. Felt sharp pain, and now can't extend leg. Should I go to dr?
I keep getting sharp stabbing pain in the heels of my feet and in my calf muscle only on my right leg with a little swelling. What could be causing it? And what can I do to get it to stop?
Heel andCalf pain: Your shoes may not be allowing enough midfoot support. Arch supports may help. Calf pain can be from suboptimal shoe heel height and from low potassium as well as other cuases. A podiatrist may prove helpful as well as ice packs to heels 15 mins 3x/dy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several: Trauma, spasm, pulled muscle or tear. Worry is DVT which requires testing with ultrasound. ...Read more
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