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Scared of DVT. I have this pain in my upper calf. It hurts when I stretch it when I walk or touch it hard. Played soccer but did not hurt at the time.

Scared of DVT. I have this pain in my upper calf. It hurts when I stretch it when I walk or touch it hard. Played soccer but did not hurt at the time.

If concerned...: Get a venous Doppler (a form of ultrasound). However, if you are active as your soccer reference implies then I seriously doubt you have a DVT ...Read more

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Every time I run, I develop a hard small ball on the front of my leg around my shin area. What could this be?

Every time I run, I develop a hard small ball on the front of my leg around my shin area. What could this be?

Muscle herniation : Small defects can form and widen in the fascia that encompasses the many muscles and compartments of your leg. The muscle underneath the fascia bulges under pressure from exertional forces that exist from using the muscles during running. The bulges should subside with rest if this is indeed the case. A thorough orthopaedic evaluation will confirm the diagnosis and treat, don't options discussed. ...Read more

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I think i pulled a leg muscle and every time i run it hurts really bad i tried to stretching but it hurts what can I do ?

I think i pulled a leg muscle and every time i run it hurts really bad i tried to stretching but it hurts what can I do ?

Ortho eval needed: If the pain in your leg is not improving with time (1-2 weeks), you should be evaluated by your physician who may want to send you to an orthopaedic surgeon. A partial tear of the calf muscle (gastrocnemius) is a common leg injury that can result in activity-related pain due to a collection of blood (hematoma) within the zone of injury. ...Read more

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While lying down with pointed toes & straight legs stretch legs as hard as possible. Can this overstretch leg ligaments?

While lying down with pointed toes & straight legs stretch legs as hard as possible. Can this overstretch leg ligaments?

Generally no. : Over stretching of ligaments usually occur from an injury (athletic or traumatic). This is considered an "active" stretch of the ligament involved. What you are describing is a "passive" stretch which generally do not cause an injury. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have piriformis sydrome, being doing tons of stretching and it seems better but now nearly everytime i move my leg my hip pops?

My doctor said I have piriformis sydrome, being doing tons of stretching and it seems better but now nearly everytime i move my leg my hip pops?

Snapping hip?: If popping is in front of hip, it likely is a loose psoas tendon (a hip flexing tendon), or maye another tendon. Otherwise, other tendons or ligaments could be a liitle loose. An ultrasound exam might see the tendon move with movement. ...Read more

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I had a fall twisted my calf as I turned to sit. Everytime I stand or get out of bed my calf is painful then it gradually eases. What happened.

I had a fall twisted my calf as I turned to sit. Everytime I stand or get out of bed my calf is painful then it gradually eases. What happened.

Possible tear: One of the more common injuries is a partial tear of the gastrocnemius muscle, one of the muscles in the back of the calf, although the diagnosis cannot be made without being examined. if the pain persists you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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My calf aches, I can't stretch it?

My calf aches, I can't stretch it?

One side or both: Calf aching most of the time is muscle and you need gradual stretching. But with the calf we consider other things like blood clots in veins of the back of the legs or a baker's cyst from the back of the knee with fluid from the knee joint buldging backwards into the calf or even leaking into the calf. This cyst can rupture and cause swelling in the. Each of these is usually on one side. ...Read more