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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.

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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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I am experiencing leg pain, leg swelling and calf swelling my leg is red hot to touch my gp is not open don't know what to do?

I am experiencing leg pain, leg swelling and calf swelling my leg is red hot to touch my gp is not open don't know what to do?

Usually an emergency: Calf-swelling with pain is usually an emergency because doctors want to evaluate the patient to see if there is a blood clot in the leg. Such a clot can break off a chunk, flow to the lungs, and be fatal. There are other causes of leg pain and swelling, but always rule out the potentially lethal ones first. One should tell doctors about any surgeries, injuries, medications, prolonged sitting, etc.

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I am experiencing calf pain and calf swelling. The following also describe me: Lower leg pain and Leg tenderness. What should I do?

I am experiencing calf pain and calf swelling. The following also describe me: Lower leg pain and Leg tenderness. What should I do?

Why RU waiting?: Calf pain and swelling are at least two of the ingredients describing the possibility of a blood clot or blood vessel inflammation in the leg. I would not wait for the third. Failure to not treat a clot could be catastrophic. To remove all doubt, get ton urgent care ASAP.

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Achy dull ache in right calf, swelling at FRONT of leg with a sticking out vein, don't think its serious as no swelling in calf, protein s Defiency.

Achy dull ache in right calf, swelling at FRONT of leg with a sticking out vein, don't think its serious as no swelling in calf, protein s Defiency.

Smell trouble: You have Vitamin C def therefore you are at risk for blood clot, I would suggest you see a doctor to evaluate this even if it doesn't bother you much, it's very wise to rule out a blood clot with Doppler Ultrasound.

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I am experiencing leg pain, varicose veins, difficulty walking and calf swelling. The following also describe me: Leg swelling and Leg tenderness. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg pain, varicose veins, difficulty walking and calf swelling. The following also describe me: Leg swelling and Leg tenderness. What should I do?

Be seen: You need to be seen particularly if the symptoms are new or worsening. If you have a history of varicose veins, you should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon promptly.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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I've been having constant dull/heavy pain in my left calf and back of knee no matter what I do; walk, sit, lie down rest. No injury, swelling nor hot.

I've been having constant dull/heavy pain in my left calf and back of knee no matter what I do; walk, sit, lie down rest. No injury, swelling nor hot.

HalfCalf HalfDeCalf: If you haven't injured or strained your calf, if the skin is not discolored, if the knee or calf is not swollen (check carefully behind the knee;compare with the other side), if you can breathe OK and don't have any chest pain, if you can walk OK and you have no back pain, then I'd give it a week and see what happens. Use Motrin and/or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and be careful. If it persists or gets worse, see a doc

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Does water on knee cause swelling in calf?

Does water on knee cause swelling in calf?

It may: Swelling in a leg can be commonly seen from knee related problems, with or without injuries and medical causes such as poor circulation, inflammation, and constriction from a brace or cast. However, sometimes you can get a clot in your leg that can cause swelling in the calf. Go to er immediately to rule out a clot as this can be be fatal if left untreated.

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Nagging pain for 2+ weeks between calf and outside of left knee. No swelling/raised temp. Hurts to bend at knee. Didn't injure to knowledge. What is it?

Orthopedic problem: First see your family physician. He/she will do a physical exam to include range of motion of the knee. If that does not offer any clue then you will need an x-ray or mri.

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