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After hip replacement I am experincing deep pain in my calf area, please tell me what that is?

After hip replacement I am experincing deep pain in my calf area, please tell me what that is?

Inform your doctor: Who performed the surgery. One consideration is a clot. That would be ruled out by getting an ultrasound. ...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


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After hip replacement I am experiencing deep pain in my calf area, please tell me what that is?

The most important -: Thing is to ensure you are not having a blood clot, which if it travels to the lungs, can be fatal. So get to your er dept asap and they should be able to do a venous doppler to confirm it and start you on medication (clot busters). Other causes are due to bleeding into the calf muscles, which can be painful. Get yourself into an er asap. ...Read more

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After a flight from eu my wife developed a deep pain in her calf. No history of thrombosis. Should she see a doctor immediately?

After a flight from eu my wife developed a deep pain in her calf. No history of thrombosis.  Should she see a doctor immediately?

Yes: You are right to be concerned about the possibility of a deep vein thrombosis after a long flight. Such a clot in the legs can break loose and travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolus). Usual evaluation in the emergency department is an ultrasound of the pelvic/leg veins. It is an emergency if any chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations occur. ...Read more

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Pain deep in left calf. developed following a bad cramp during night, and intense exercise the next day. Limping, 1 inch swelling. is it DVT or other?

Pain deep in left calf. developed following a bad cramp during night, and intense exercise the next day. Limping, 1 inch swelling. is it DVT or other?

Needs ultrasound.: Calf pain associated with swelling is always a concern . Although there are many causes, and what you describe doe not sound like DVT, you want to rule out the most serious which would be a DVT. You should have a venous duplex ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a deep throbbing pain in my calf muscle while going up and down the stairs and during football practice but no other time?

Sounds muscular: The fact it involves only certain weight bearing activities suggests that it is muscular issue, most likely pulled or strained muscle. If it was stress fracture, it would hurt most likely with all weight bearing activities & would present like a shin splint in the front of leg, not where the bulk of the muscles are found like the calf. See your doctor for evaluation & treatment if painful enough. ...Read more

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Hi I get a deep stabbing pain in my right calf and my leg to lock up and I cannot move it on the 15-year-old male! What's happening it hurts Bad!!

Hi I get a deep stabbing pain in my right calf and my leg to lock up and I cannot move it on the 15-year-old male! What's happening it hurts Bad!!

Charlie horse: This sounds like the type of spontaneous muscle spasm commonly known as a "charlie horse". To break the spasm place your foot flat on the floor and extend the knee. Hold the position as you stretch the muscle. You may need to do this a few times if the spasm returns when you end the stretch. ...Read more

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Pain deep in my left calf with swelling. made worse by walking. developed after workout following a lot of sitting around. DVT or related to workout?

Pain deep  in my left calf with swelling. made worse by walking. developed after workout following a lot of sitting around. DVT or related to workout?

Evaluation Needed: You should see your primary care, urgent care or emergency department soon. It might just be a pulled muscle but with swelling, tests need to be done to rule out DVT. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Calf pain when walking. I get a pulling sensation deep in calf when walking. Sometimes electric shock like sensation that shoot down medial and back o?

Calf pain when walking. I get a pulling sensation deep in calf when walking. Sometimes electric shock like sensation that shoot down medial and back o?

Calf muscles: This babies are often stiff in the AM and it is easy to misstep and tear the musculotendinous junction. ALWAYS warm up before any strenuous activity. Try the runner's stretch with alternate legs-gently. ...Read more

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Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Please repost: and explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more

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Can you die from calf pain?

Yes: I agree with dr. Rosen. Need to rule out blood clots on the legs as the clots can break off and travel to lung. People can die from blood clots in the lung. Now, other causes of calf pain- will also include restless leg syndrome; related to iron deficiency ; muscle problems ( inflammation or sprain etc) and many more. Need to know what the cause is- that is important. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in calf signifies what?

Pain in calf signifies what?

Many things: Most common - cramps, but nerve compression in the low back, clot in the vein or artery problem, compartment syndrome is a possibility when pain increases with activity or is associated with trauma. ...Read more

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How can I exercise with out calf pain?

Should not have: Recurrent calf pain is a symptom of a problem. Start with your family doctor. A vascular ultrasound is a useful initial exam.Most causes can be helped. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about calf pain?

How much should I worry about calf pain?

Depends: It depends on the severity, frequency as well as the when and how. What makes it better or worse. One leg, both legs. Is it associated with swelling? Are there general health issues? Are you at risk for peripheral vascular disease? Do you have low spinal problems. Or does this come on only after vigorous exercise? ...Read more

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Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Possible muscle tear: You are in the correct age range to sustain a variable tear of the muscle belly of the calf (gastrocnemius) muscle in its muscle belly just below the knee joint. With such injury a hematoma may form within the muscle which can cause considerable pain until the hematoma resolves slowly with time, compression, rest and ice. ...Read more

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How should I treat severe left calf pain?

Depends on the cause: Calf pain can develop from a partial tear of the calf muscle, a blood clot, a ruptured baker's cyst from behind the knee, contusion/hematoma, strain due to altered gait/limping or it can be referred pain, often from nerve irritation from the lumbar spine. How you treat calf pain differs depending on the diagnosis. Until you see a physician, pain meds, limiting your weight-bearing & icing can help. ...Read more