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Fever And Calf Pain In Children
My child is about 6 years old and has had 3 days of high fever, plus he is complaining of calf pain and being hard to walk.?
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
R leg and calf pain all last week.
2 Neg d dimers this week, however have fever yest and today.
Qualitative d dimer i have now arguably + v faint line?
A few days after I had a cold and fever i couldn't walk due to severe calf pain. My doctor says it may relate to water shortage in the kidney. Opinion?
Dehydration & spasm: When you have a "cold" especially with a low-grade fever you lose a lot of water. In medicine we call this "insensible loss". You are very likely having muscle cramps. Just like running backs on a hot field late in the 3rd quarter; and that is with million dollar a year orthopods and excellent trainers! I agree with your doctor and drink Gatorade until urine is very pale yellow & stretch muscle ...Read more
Experiencing calf pain, knot on posterior below knee, negative homans sign. +2 pitting edema. No fever or redness/warmth. Any ideas?
Probably virus: Myalgias are pains in your muscles that occur when you are fighting an infection. With a fever, swollen glands and myalgias, it sounds like you have a virus. This could be influenza, mononucleosis, or any number of viruses. But 15 days is a long time, so you need to see a doctor! There are other inflammatory diseases that can cause these symptoms. ...Read more
Strain/partial tear: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more
Literally, it just: 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 feels it might be. ...Read more
See below : Yes. If the knee swells this can cause swelling to the back of the knee which can cause an out pocketing which can cause pain from stretching of the tissue. Altered gait (walking)because of the associated knee pain and progressive limited range of motion causing further shortening of the calf muscles causing stiffness. . There are other reasons. Go seek medical attention good luck thank you. ...Read more
Better be seen.: There is a host of possible conditions that could be causing your calf and leg pain. Without more detail it is difficult to be specific on any one of them. The most problematic condition is the possibility of a blood clot. Because of this, you really should be evaluated, and right soon. Failure to recognize and treat a clot could be catastrophic. ...Read more
Cramp: A charlie horse is a cramp and pain can be sharp, dull, piercing, or feel like you have injured yourself. The cramping can occur in the muscle and pain can occur on the skin in the bone, tendons or legiments. ...Read more
See below:: Strain of the calf muscles which attach across the back of the knee, will cause pain. A pulled muscle, contusion (bruising) of the calf muscles will also be painful on bending the knee. Serious problem like a clot in the superficial or the deep veins can be a cause....... So do see your doctor urgently to exclude that diagnosis. ...Read more
RICE: Ice, rest, go get a sleeve for your knee and elevate ...Read more
That you may: Want to rule out a clot in that leg, ...Read more
Pain in calf for 4 months that quits fir a week or so then comes back. Can a misplaced hip cause calf pain?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Stabbing pain in left calf. Pain comes and goes. Don't feel it when I work out. I feel it more when sitting around.
Rule out clot: Need to rule out a more serious condition such as a clot. Seeki medical attention. ...Read more
When I wake up from my short nap in the evening my I would feel excruciating pain on my calf. Pain slowly goes away but happen frequently. Why?
Consider these: Taking a b-complex vitamin, if exercising, stretch before doing so and don't let yourself get dehydrated & don't just drink water if sweating alot because you have to replace more of then just water, have to take in electrolytes, get you blood tested for chemistry to make sure your electrolytes are balanced, don't sleep with a pillow under your knees or legs higher than your heart. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
First and foremost:
A clot in the leg which is considered a medical emergency. Always better safe than sorry, with the info you provided you need to seek immediate attention.
If you can provide more detail so that we no longer think it is a clot then that would be fine, but this needs to be checked out and advise you to go to urgent care or ER.
If you are female, smoke or on birth control or obese risk increases. ...Read more
Get the diagnosis: Calf pain can have many causes. Have you been given a diagnosis yet? Muscle strains, knee joint problems, a ruptured bakers cyst, blood clots, referred/nerve pain from the low back are all relatively common causes of calf pain. It's time to see your doc for the first time or for follow up if you are not improving. ...Read more