Top 20 Doctor insights on: I fell on my knee and now my calf is swollen
While running I hurt my knee and calf. Calf is swollen and very sore on back of calf. What could be causing this?
Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see ...Read more
My right leg just below knee to end of calf is swollen to size of tree stump. Doc said it was accumulation of fat cells, called?
Hurt knee, calf is swollen and sore to touch. Had ultra sound but there's no blood clot. What could be wrong?
Swollen knee/calf: You could have a ruptured baker's cyst (a common cyst that can occur in the back of the knee). Swelling moves downward pulled by gravity, so any swelling in and around your knee can cause this as fluid tracks downward. See if your doctor agrees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?
I fell out of bed weeks ago and hit my left knee on the hard floor. Now weeks later the area is tender and the lowr leg is swollen tender and itches?
Blood clot: You need to have the leg examined for a possible deep or superficial vein clot. A ruptured baker's cyst or a knee effusion are other possible causes. It needs an exam and possibly xrays and/or ultrasound to sort this out. ...Read more
I fell and twisted my knee, which has been hurting since. Now my lower leg and foot are swollen. What could be causing this, and how do I treat it?
Consult an: Orthopedist. A clot may need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Stepped into a hole yesterday, knee gave out, fell into a fence. Knee swollen/painful/ hard to get it to bend/straighten. Calf is also swollen?
Knee problem: Elevate your leg/foot, put ice, wrap and let it rest for a few days or until able to walk. Crutches may be helpful. See your doc in the next few days especially if no improvement is seen. ...Read more
I'm online now. Type your question here large knot on side of calf but has the whole leg swollen from knee down?
How long: Any trauma to area, excessive exercise, or recent air travel? Symptoms could be a result from a blood clot to decreased blood flow from a large hematoma. Also spider bite. Please get examined if it persists or if you become short of breath, have fever, or further enlargement ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fell Monday pretty hard on R Knee. Back of knee, calf, and ankle all swollen to double size of other leg. ER said no breaks, no clots. Suggestions?
Maybe Sprained: If you had X-rays, and they were reviewed by a radiologist, you most likely don't have any fractures. However, badly sprained ligaments can be worse than a fracture, in terms of disability and healing time. Bones have a blood supply--ligaments do not, and take longer to heal. Elevate your leg, apply ice, and a compression wrap. Topical DMSO may also help alleviate swelling and speed recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what reasons has my calf muscle and knee been hurting for 2 weeks, and now my leg is swollen?
I had my knee arthroscopy last Feb 19, it's been 2 weeks now, my knee is still swollen, can't walk, can't bend, small walk with crutches, stiff calf?
I started having pain behind my right knee and noticed its swollen for about a week. Now I can multiply little lumps under the skin towards my calf.?
1. Baker's Cyst, usually along with internal derangement of the cartilage in the knee (menisci)
2. Deep Vein phelbitis/clots (could explain the "little lumps!
GET IT CHECKED OUT as soon as practicable since BOTH need TREATMENT!! (Especially # 2!!!)
Hope this helps!
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My knee is swollen with two protruding lumps where the incisions were infected. Now my calf is tight & sore. Why is this happening?
Evaluation: Hi, this situation calls for an evaluation, also possible blood tests and X-rays. Please go to ER for evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more
I hurt my knee a week ago playing sports and I think it is just tendonitis and my ACL and MCL were already ruled out now my calf and ankle are swollen?
Cramping right calf started in lower shin 2 days ago & now in the back knee. Not swollen, red, or warm. Dr said it's from running. Still worried DVT?
Ciyatic nerv is killing me the pain is from my hip to heal down the back of my leg. My wife just told me that my calf is swollen bigger that the other.?
See your doc now.: Pain down a leg, swelling and pain in the calf, pain so severe that it impairs gait and can barely walk--something serious is going on. Could be severe lumbar spine, hip or knee disorder, clot in a leg vein (thrombophlebitis), a dissecting popliteal cyst in back of knee, or a dissecting artey in your leg. Get to the doc, now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I need to see a doctor or should I be patient, and rest my leg? While playing backyard volleyball, I was stepping forward, I heard a pop in my calf. My calf is swollen, painful, and I can't hardly walk. I have been doing rice - rest, ice, compression,
Hello.: Hello. I am wondering it you strained or had a tear in your soleus or gastrocnemius muscles or possibily something involving your achilles tendon. Don't know if you just injured your leg or if it was a while back. It sounds like you have been giving it the right kind of care. Because you can barely walk, I would recommend getting it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower leg swelling knee and below. Injured knee 3 days ago. Have been wraping it. Took off wraps to find swelling. E.R. Or wait female 54 working out caused sore knee thus now swelling after wrapping
The swelling may be due to the wrap preventing appropriate circulation and fluid return in the lower leg. We call this edema. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for evaluation of your knee injury to rule out a sprain or tear in the supporting structures.
It is unlikley that you have a clot in your leg but this can also be assessed. ...Read more
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