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Doctor insights on: Flabby Calves

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How to get smaller calves?

How to get smaller calves?

Exercise: Exercise and a healthy diet will help get smaller calves ...Read more

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I only have fat on my calves, what to do?

Learn to love them.: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. ...Read more

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What's a way to ease the pain in my calves?

What's a way to ease the pain in my calves?

Diagnosis and when??: Many many causes for cafl pain: phlebitis, baker's cyst, footwear, sporting activities. Calf cramping: low iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium. Can occur as a feature of restless legs. So many causes and treatments that are diagnosis dependent! See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for pain in both my calves?

What can be done for pain in both my calves?

Find: Out what is causing the pain. I suggest you see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the size of my calves?

What can I do to decrease the size of my calves?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of leg swelling can include overuse, cellulitis, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins and trauma. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could if be if you are having terrible sharp pains in your calves?

What could if be if you are having terrible sharp pains in your calves?

Cramps?: It could be a circulation issue or an electrolyte issue, or a combination. See a doctor for a simple blood test and examination. You don't mention if it is in both legs, but used the plural "calves" so I'm guessing it is both legs. Are the pains after some activity, or a certain time of day? More information is needed to be sure of what may be going on. ...Read more

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I have an annoyingly big pair of calves. Is there any procedure that will reduce the size of my calves?

Sort of: The risks of such surgeries are much greater than the benefits, there are many potential complications. If it's the way you are put together, be happy and proud of what you have. I see many people whose legs hurt or don't work right. We all have strengths and weaknesses and imperfections. ...Read more

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My calves are having random hotspots, that come and go. They don't hurt, but are just are hot. What can this be?

My calves are having random hotspots, that come and go. They don't hurt, but are just are hot. What can this be?

Interesting: Hot areas that come & go without pain makes one think of hives, which can have multiple causes, but these don't just occur in the calves. Burning discomfort in a calf area could indicate a nerve condition, however it isn't usually felt just in the calf, & wouldn't usually involve both calves. If symptoms continue, best to see your doc who'll be able to look at these and ask you more questions. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can shrink the size of my calves? I am under weight but my calves are very large compared to my body.

Is there a way I can shrink the size of my calves? I am under weight but my calves are very large compared to my body.

Fitness over Form: You can do exercises to make your legs strong and flexible. That is more important. Think about function rather than form. Do you have any concerns about anorexia nervosa? If you find yourself thinking a lot about your weight, size, and appearance, you may want to consult with a counselor, or psychologist to make sure your concerns aren't interfering with other aspects of your life and health. ...Read more

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What workout or exercise is the best if I want thinner calves? Because mine are huge and it's not only fat. I really feel so bad about it. Thank you

What workout or exercise is the best if I want thinner calves? Because mine are huge and it's not only fat. I really feel so bad about it. Thank you

Cardio type exercise: Many people have muscular calves and that is their hereditary anatomy. To get "leaner" muscles one should do low weight higher repetition type exercises. Riding a bicycle under low tension gears is also good. Swimming can be effective at creating a lean muscle structure. Do not expect rapid changes. Follow a sound diet as well. ...Read more

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To gain mass in calves, what should I do/eat?

To gain mass in calves, what should I do/eat?

EXERCIZE: Whatever will exercize the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles and build strength. ...Read more

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What should I do for small calves and ankles?

What should I do for small calves and ankles?

Work out: You can increase your calf size by increasing workouts and increasing your diet to reflect activity. Ankles do not have any muscle around it, much like elbows and the wrist, so there is nothing outside of surgery to increase the size of an ankle. ...Read more

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Does wearing high heels make your calves bigger?

Does wearing high heels make your calves bigger?

Yes they do: Because of the strain applied on the calf muscles with the elevation of the heels, which is not the normal anatomical position of the feet. Take care! Http://m.livescience. Com/10738-high-heels-reshape-leg-muscles-create-pain-worn. Html. Http://www. Osteopathic. Org/osteopathic-health/about-your-health/health-conditions-library/womens-health/pages/high-heels. Aspx. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why I'm having pain in both calves?

Could be due: To dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities (aka low potassium, low calcium or high calcium, low magnesium), spinal nerve impingement, myalgias from over exertion, or myositis from a rheumatoid condition. See a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have growing pains in your calves?

Yes: Growing pains usually happen in the legs, but typically it is for children or adolescents. If you are having pain in your calves and you are an adult, there is another cause. ...Read more

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I'm have red dots all over my calves. What could it be?

I'm have red dots all over my calves. What could it be?

Been around chiggers: There are so many possible cause of these symptoms, that it would require dermatologic assessment to narrow this down. ...Read more

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What workouts will most quickly add visible tone to calves?

What workouts will most quickly add visible tone to calves?

Calf raises: These should be performed in both sitting and standing positions. ...Read more

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What causes pain in my calves and kness its really uncomfortable?

What causes pain in my calves and kness its really uncomfortable?

Many possibilities: See your doctor. This cold be anything from infection to trauma to weight related. ...Read more

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Could stretching your hamstrings in your calves help with anything?

Could stretching your hamstrings in your calves help with anything?

Yes: Generally stretching your muscles before starting your workout routine helps to increase blood flow to the muscles and decreases the risk of injury. People who have neuromuscular disease and have spasms/ tightness can be helped by stretching to prevent contractures and maintain flexibility in their joints. I hope that helps ...Read more

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Freckles that have just randomly appeared on my calves. What does this sound like?

Freckles that have just randomly appeared on my calves. What does this sound like?

Could be...: Could be multiple things. If it's really "freckles, " they occur as a result of sun exposure. They could also be age spots, which are from long term sun damage. The most concerning possibility would be a melanoma. The calves are actually a common site of melanoma in women. It would be wise to have a dermatologist check them just to be sure. ...Read more