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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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Hyperextended knee w/ a couple of cracks during a soccer game. Leg locked & someone pushed me. Pain in the inner & outer knee. Can't fully extend my knee?

Get seen!: Sounds like mechanism for injury for both ligamentous and meniscus injury. Ice 20 minutes 3x/day, advil/ibuprofen for discomfort but this injury needs to see a doctor! ...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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Left leg is swelling for no obvious reason. Started around the top of my knee and now extends six inches above the knee down to the calf area?

Left leg is swelling for no obvious reason. Started around the top of my knee and now extends six inches above the knee down to the calf area?

See your doctor: One of the things we always worry about is a blood clot in the leg. You need to see a doctor tonight or tomorrow to evaluate for that and start treatment right away if one is present. ...Read more

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I have minor swelling in one calf mainly in the area right slightly below the knee. No apparent swelling in ankles or feet. No pain or redness.

I have minor swelling in one calf mainly in the area right slightly below the knee. No apparent swelling in ankles or feet. No pain or redness.

Swelling Causes: Swelling behind the knee could be a strain or ligament injury. It could be phlebitis. It could also be a cyst called a Baker's cyst. The best course would be to see your family doctor, orthopedist or podiatrist for evaluation. A physical exam and possibly X-rays or an MRI can answer your questions. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have severe pain in my Achilles and calf but woke up with swelling behind my knee today and a deep pain inside knee. Are they related?

Hi there, I have severe pain in my Achilles and calf but woke up with swelling behind my knee today and a deep pain inside knee. Are they related?

Yes: There is a strong possibility you have torn your gastrocnemius muscle, which becomes part of your achilles tendon. The gastrocnemius muscle originates around the back of the knee, this is likely why you are having knee pain. Other possibilities are a bakers cyst, arterial rupture, and less likely a blood clot. We can speak more to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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I fell into my deck, hitting my knee. I have swelling in my knee and calf with limited range of motion. What do I do?

I fell into my deck, hitting my knee. I have swelling in my knee and calf with limited range of motion. What do I do?

See a rheumatologist: I would see a rheumatologist or orthopedist to possibly have your knee drained to see what is going on. Also, an x-ray or MRI may help in the diagnosis ...Read more

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Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain, no swelling or discoloration. Worse when walking. Have May-Thurner. Cause 4 concern?

Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain, no swelling or discoloration. Worse when walking. Have May-Thurner. Cause 4 concern?

May-Thurner syndrome: Absolutely. Get a left lower extremity ultrasound ASAP. Your doc may elect to get a D-dimer blood test as well. Have you been stented? Although MTS is associated with a small percentage of deep venous blood clots in the left leg (very rarely right) there is a significant rate of recurrence of DVTs in folks that have this condition. Don't sit on this. Seek further care. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Pain on and off in left calf and knee and behind knee. Bruise next to shin and little swelling. Could pain b from that? Scared of it being a bloodclot

Pain on and off in left calf and knee and behind knee. Bruise next to shin and little swelling. Could pain b from that? Scared of it being a bloodclot

Pain in knee/calf: Did you have an injury? Could be from brusie, sprain if exercising or bakers cyst but would follow up today with doctor/urgent care make sure you do not have a clot in your calf (especially if you smoke or are on BCP) as that is serious. Check d-dimer or get a sonongram. ...Read more

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I'm 25 no health pro, I'm having pain n my right leg around my calf/knee no swelling just Lil pain that comes n goes. Started today. Hurts to walk on?

I'm 25 no health pro, I'm having pain n my right leg around my calf/knee no swelling just Lil pain that comes n goes. Started today. Hurts to walk on?

Knee pain: Many possible causes of knee pain. Knee cap (patella) problems are common explanation, or meniscus injuries. Knee problems are made worse if overweight. Calf pain can be caused by muscle strain (usually doesn't cause knee pain), and occasionally by clotting of the veins in the leg (deep venous thrombosis). If pain persists do see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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