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Does a hyperextended knee also lead to calf swelling?

Does a hyperextended knee also lead to calf swelling?

Yes, calf X's knee: The calf muscles cross the back of the knee as they originate from the back of the thigh bone next to the knee capsule. When the knee hyperextends, the back of the knee often over stretches. This can cause injury to your knee that includes the posterior capsule and juxtaposed calf muscles. The calf muscles can become strained or torn causing pain and swelling in the injured calf muscle. ...Read more

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Calf Swelling (Definition)

I assume we are talking about a baby cow... The area of which you are referring to, are the 2 muscles that make up the posterior of the lower leg. The larger gastocnemious muscle and the smaller soleus muscle together are referred to as the calf muscle. Swelling could be due to trauma or any number of origins. They attach to ...Read more


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How long does it take for knee swelling to go down around upper knee after a hyperextended knee?

How long does it take for knee swelling to go down around upper knee after a hyperextended knee?

Knee swelling: It depends upon the amount of energy and injury-type. A quad pull or partial tear may stay swollen. A hematoma may stay swollen. A synovitis may wax and wane. Should be examined if not improved. ...Read more

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Bone pain in left leg below knee, hurts more when resting, no swelling and i lead a last lifestyle, only walking 5mins a day now?

Bone pain in left leg below knee, hurts more when resting, no swelling and i lead a last lifestyle, only walking 5mins a day now?

Leg bone pain: There are many possibilities and it is not feasible to help you without an examination. Call your doctor for an appointment concerning your bone pain. You probably will need xrays and other tests. ...Read more

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Hyperextended knee 9 months ago. Was told to ice it and it would be good but still hurts to kick, plant/ turn, & brace self on that leg. What's wrong?

Hyperextended knee 9 months ago. Was told to ice it and it would be good but still hurts to kick, plant/ turn, & brace self on that leg. What's wrong?

Meniscus tear?: need mri to prove it; likely if knee gives way and collapses or ratchet like feeling in knee . get an xray adn mri , this will show it.could be tear in acl [anterior cruciate ligament] or pcl[posterior cruciate ligament] ...Read more

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Yes I have right knee pain and calf is swelling?

Yes I have right knee pain and calf is swelling?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes; but because one of them is a blood clot in the deep venous system and that is potentially life threatening, you would be wise to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain behind left knee for 3 days (posbly overuse) & couldn't fully extend; movmnt helped. Went away as calf pain began - now swelling in calf?

Pain behind left knee for 3 days (posbly overuse) & couldn't fully extend; movmnt helped. Went away as calf pain began - now swelling in calf?

Strain calf musce: The symptoms description resemble those produced by strain ot he calf muscles(gastrosoleus group).Applying some heat and gentle gradual streching should help to recover. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more