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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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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 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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Pain in tricep area when I tense the muscle, feels like pain after workout but I haven't worked out properly. From hitting my head maybe?

Pain in tricep area when I tense the muscle, feels like pain after workout but I haven't worked out properly. From hitting my head maybe?

No: No, it's not from hitting your head. Pain localized to the muscle that hurts with certain activities is truly arising from the muscle itself. It could be a muscle strain, tendonitis, or a muscle simply not used to certain workout activities. ...Read more

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I have been getting left sided chest pain when I move. Bearing in mind I have recently suffered costochondritis. Could this pain be a pulled muscle?

I have been getting left sided chest pain when I move. Bearing in mind I have recently suffered costochondritis. Could this pain be a pulled muscle?

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. You also can go to ER to rule out heart problems. Take care. ...Read more

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Extreme sharp and stabbing pain in left arm tricep. Haven't been working out just came on suddenly what could cause this?

Extreme sharp and stabbing pain in left arm tricep. Haven't been working out just came on suddenly what could cause this?

Many things: There can be different causes for posterior elbow pain including triceps tendinitis, partial triceps tear, olecranon bursitis, elbow arthritis or even medial or lateral epicondylitis. Best to avoid the aggravating activity and have it evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do my chest muscles hurt when i flex them i haven't worked out my chest recently could it be coming from my back muscles or nerves? Chest twitches

Why do my chest muscles hurt when i flex them i haven't worked out my chest recently could it be coming from my back muscles or nerves? Chest twitches

Be observant: Twitches of muscle occur with magnesium deficiency. Magnesium can be lost with exposure to loud sounds and also with use of stimulants like coffee. Chronic stress coming from back pain could also increase magnesium losses. Topical magnesium oil can be applied on the skin in painful areas to see if magnesium deficiency in the underlying muscle is causing the tightness or pain. ...Read more

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I was hit the calf by a basketball I now have severe calf pain & trouble walking. I feel like I can't put weight on it. Could this be a muscle strain?

Calf Hematoma: Most likely you have a hematoma which is a collection of blood from the muscle being injured. You can use a heating pad to loosen it up. If it continues then you need to go to an ER/Urgent Care/Primary care for evaluation. Sometimes physical therapy will also help to alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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I have pain near my right hip. Started a few wks ago, then it felt like muscle pain. It got better when I stretched. Now it feels more like pressure.

Hip pain: Hip pain can be from many different sources, including bursitis, muscle strains, low back pain, and actual hip joint conditions. The most common conditions in someone your age would be bursitis, tendonitis, or muscle strain. Recommend treatment initially with ice, anti-inflammatories, stretching, low impact exercises. If symptoms don't improve over 10-14 days, see an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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I am having lower left abdomen pain. It's a sharp pain like a pulled muscle. It hurts when i cough, walk, and twist (more when i twist to the left).

Abdominal pain: The sharp nature of your pain and the fact that is worse with movement does sound like a pulled muscle. If you're having persistent symptoms however i would recommend that you see your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. ...Read more

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I experience a sharp pain in my lower left leg when i jog between my calf and shin it feels like a pinched nerve and twitches but seems ok if i walk?

I  experience a sharp pain in my lower left leg when i jog between my calf and shin it feels like a pinched nerve and twitches but seems ok if i walk?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I thought i pulled a muscle or had a pinched nerve in my shoulder now im having pain with lifting stiffness and pain in my collarbone what could it be?

Soft tissue: At your age your symptoms are most likely soft tissue related, i.e. Sprained and/or inflamed muscle. It would be reasonable to observe for a few days and try anti-inflammatory meds and ice. If symptoms persist then see a physician for further workup such as x-rays. ...Read more

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Tonight I have been having severe pain on the shoulder joint it feels like it makes my heart pain to?

Tonight I have been having severe pain on the shoulder joint it feels like it makes my heart pain to?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with aches at the chest, rib cage, and shoulder can see her doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, etc... If one feels her pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, she can go to the E.R. By ambulance. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain at my ribs area under my right chest when i breathe.. I have not experience such pains before. Could it be a muscle sprain?

I have a sharp pain at my ribs area  under my right chest when i breathe.. I have not experience such pains before. Could it be a muscle sprain?

Several: Yes, muscles are there and pulls and strains can occur. But full story is needed. Fever, chills, cough, smoking may lead toward a viral or other pneumonia and pleurisy. Cancer, surgery, obesity, sedentary would lead toward clots and pulmonary infarct. Gather your facts and see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have dull pain in left chest while breathing in? I had worked out 4 days ago hard & this began after that... Pulled muscle?

I have dull pain in left chest while breathing in? I had worked out 4 days ago hard &  this began after that...  Pulled muscle?

Exam: Although this DOES sound like a pulled chest wall muscle, I would advise a medical examination and checkup. Cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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"I have dull pain in left chest while breathing in? I had worked out 4 days ago hard & this began after that... Pulled muscle? "

"I have dull pain in left chest while breathing in? I had worked out 4 days ago hard & this began after that... Pulled muscle? "

Be seen: I would be seen. While it certainly could be as simple as a pulled muscle, there are so many potentially dangerous conditions that can cause left sided chest pain such as cardiac ischemia or even a pulmonary embolus, that I would be seen to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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I was doing the hamstring leg curl exercise when suddenly I felt a sharp pain near my groin area. It almost felt like testicular pain. Is it sciatica?

I was doing the hamstring leg curl exercise when suddenly I felt a sharp pain near my groin area. It almost felt like testicular pain. Is it sciatica?

More like Groinatica: You likely stretched your inguinal ligament OR you may have stretched one of your upper lumbar nerves in the that can shoot pain into that area due to the way you were doing the exercise. You may need REST & to back off of the weights. Go LIGHT coming back (real light), ramp up to heavier weights slowly to avoid the same injury. Time to consolidate something like this can be SEVERAL WEEKS. ...Read more

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My upper thigh muscles have been seizing or pulling when I sprint, why is this?

Muscle cramp: Muscles cramp for a variety of reasons, but once you have one its hard to get rid of it. Make sure that you are stretching properly and working on conditioning. Hydrate during exercise with an electrolyte rich sports drink. Once you have cramp, try stretching it out and massaging the muscle to make it go away. ...Read more

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