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I M Having Pain Behind My Calf On Stnding And Walking
Had lapros gallbladder surg. No complications 7 days ago pain at inside and behind rt knee + top of calf, walking helps pain scale 3 clot?
Could be blood clot: You should see your surgeon asap to rule out the possibility that this could be a post-operative deep vein thrombosis (dvt). The common signs and symptoms of DVT include pain or tenderness, swelling, warmth, redness or discoloration, and distention of surface veins. An ultrasound of the leg can often make the diagnosis. If present, anticoagulant therapy should be implemented. ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Back of my leg behind knee and calf hurt when I walk I didn't do anything just got up and all of a sudden hurt not swollen?
Pain behind my knee and upper calf but not when I am still. When I first walk it hurts but then s just a little sore?
So recently I had a cramp in my calf which move up behind my knee hurts so bad to walk or lay down just hurts so bad what could it be?
DVT Phlebitis WOW: Severe calf pain can be due to a muscle strain. However, complains of severe calf pain enhanced by laying down or walking, suggests that the problem is more serious. You need to have your leg evaluated immediately to make sure your pain is not due to a blood clot in the leg. I would not wait too long to have this seen as the lack of treatment could have catastrophic consequences. ...Read more
About 3 miles into my 5 mile walk, I have pain in the back of my left leg like behind my knee and down the calf, this has been going on for a month?
29/f. Pain behind knee when walking or any type of exercise. Been this way for a month. Now pain in calf just started today? Dvt? N/s and no bc.
See a doctor please: Typically a DVT will cause discomfort at rest and with activity. The symptoms of a DVT can be vague so it is a good idea to get checked by a doctor and possibly an ultrasound. However. A muscle strain or some internal injury to the knee are more likely the cause. See doctor and I hope it resolves quickly. ...Read more
I turned around fast playing sports and have terrible pain behind right knee that shoots down my calf. I can barely walk and unable to sleep.?
Knee pain?: See u pcp to make sure u don't have meniscus tear.! ...Read more
Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?
Calf pain: Pain behind the knee on walking, if not due to a strain, could be due to an inflammed muscle or tendon. Less likely would be a vein inflammation (phlebitis) or cyst. Numbness in the toes could be from a pinched nerve. See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen. Cold or heat applications, liniment and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen rMay help. ...Read more
34yr male. For 2 dayspain behind right knee into top of calf when walking. Seems to get worse as work day progresses. New job/ on feet all day. Cause?
34yr old with pain behind right knee into top of calf when bending leg or walking. Don't see any bruising or swelling. How to tell if its a blood clot?
Ultrasound: The only way to definitively say if you have a DVT or not is to have an ultrasound performed. ...Read more
Pulling behind knee and cramp in calf. Happens laying down and walking. Also having tingling hands. Does this sound vascular? Neg ddimer and leg us.
Sounds like 2 things: Tingling hands are often the presenting symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. One can also develop neuropathy in the lower extremities, but the area you describe would be pretty uncommon. Do you feel a mass or bump in the back of the knee? Sometimes a popliteal cyst can cause compression in that and be painful with pain referred down the leg. You could also have a ruptured cyst. See orthopedics soon. ...Read more
2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.
This may be related: To anyone of several possible causes. Sometimes, even though the nerve that may have had some compression on it does not immediately respond to surgery or if you had surgery especially 2 so close that just manipulation of nerve may cause inflammation. Also one has to make sure you did not develop a blood clot in leg post op. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Scar tissue can form now. ...Read more
Started walking for about a month suddenly my leg has stared paining left just above the ankle from behind?
Achilles tendinitis: Depending on your previous activity, fitness level and tightness of calf musculature, you may be experiencing achilles tendinitis. Make sure your shoes are supportive and don't have very low heels. Rest and warm moist heat followed by a gentle progressive stretching program should help. If not, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Sharp pain right behind the knee on the back of my leg, it mainly hurts when I bend my leg or sit long but does not hurt when I walk. What is this
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I am 62 years athletic male. Now while walking briskly, On hard ground I have pain in lower leg behind my knee. So I walk on soft ground?
You may try different shoes with softer soles.
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On the back side of my leg behind my knee there is a pain when walking up inclines and isn't too painful. It feels like a rubber band being pulled????
Pulled hamstring: Is what this sounds like. Use heat and gentle stretching. Very common, not to worry. ...Read more
Have had serve pain in left groin area 4 2days running into left leg making it hard to walk w/ knot behind knee for 10mons what to do what could it be
Leg pain: Groin pain going down the leg can come from the back or hip joint. I would recommend seeing a good chiropractor and physical therapist. Usually it will get better. If not then seek help from your primary to get the X ray to see if this needs more than just therapy. For now epsom salt bath can relax the muscle. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain as long as you have no liver issues. ...Read more
After walking about a mile, I get a weakness in my right leg with a pinching feeling in a vein behind my knee. It makes me drag my leg. What is it?
Claudication: This sounds like claudication which is a clinical diagnosis given for muscle pain (ache, cramp, numbness or sense of fatigue), classically in the calf muscle, which occurs during exercise, such as walking, and is relieved by a short period of rest. It is most commonly due to peripheral arterial disease or lumbar spinal stenosis. See your family doctor to sort this out. ...Read more
Should I see a doctor for left leg behind knee pain I can barely walk on it and if I sit down to long for more than 5 min it is really bad for me?
I have a bad strain behind my knee, I can't bend my leg and when I walk I can't put any pressure on it without hurting, what should I do?
I have pain from behind the my knee that shots down my leg to my foot. It is sometimes so serve that I can't put pressure on my leg to walk. Neg-dvt?
Quickly or sooner.: By your comments, I'm not sure if you are saying the possibility of a dvt has been ruled out by testing or not. Either way, the chance of a dvt and the consequences of not treating it, could be catastrophic. I recommend that you be seen immediately, if you haven't been seen already to remove all doubt. There are other possibilities, and they can be explored by an orthopedic surgeon if dvt is neg. ...Read more
I am having a burning pain on my lower back right side. Also behind my right knee to my heel hurts, plus my right leg jumps uncontrollably and painful. Sometimes it hurts to walk and I am unable to get comfortable nor sleep. What could this be?
29 f, prolactinoma not yet treated. Heavy leg today, asleep 4 min upon standing, dull ache/burn behind knee and weakness when walking. Could be DVT?
Be seen: There are a myriad of reasons for the symptoms you are describing, including vascular. You should be seen in order to evaluate these potential findings. Please promptly see a physician/health care provider. ...Read more
When I'm walking throughout the day I get a numbing sensation in my calf. It last about 2/33 minutes but comes and goes all day. What could it be?
I've been power walking 4 miles a night at a 13 min. Mile pace 5 or 6 nights a week. Suddenly I'm getting sharp stinging pain below my calf. Age 57?
Congrats: On getting a healthy amount of exercise! It sounds as if you have aggravated your calf muscle or possibly the knee joint. Give yourself some time off power waking, rest your leg and reassess in a few days. ...Read more
Walking yesterday with a friend at end we raced to our destination. Three steps in I felt a pop and like something rippping. Its my upper calf right?
See a doctor: It sounds like you have torn a portion of your hamstring. ...Read more
Referred pain: The pattern suggests referred pain from your low back or pelvis regions. Sounds like a sciatica type of pain. Best type of doctor to figure it out would be an osteopath. Have you had recent childbirth or multiple childbirths or fall onto buttocks during extreme sports participation? ...Read more
See vascular doctor:
Your husband may be having intermittent claudication.
It is caused by too little blood flow, usually during exercise. Generally affects the blood vessels in the legs. Claudication is a symptom of a disease, most often, peripheral artery disease, a potentially serious but treatable circulation problem in which the vessels that supply blood flow to your legs are narrowed. SMOKING IS A MAJOR CAUSE!! ...Read more