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Leg Bruising After Charlie Horse
Blood: Blood travels and spreads around the area of injury. It can go down all the way to the toes and if you've been elevating the leg, it can track upwards as well. Nothing to worry about. It will turn several pretty colors before it's done. ...Read more
Squatted down holding 25 lbs felt cramp in calf now feels like charlie horse happen about 9 hrs ago only getting worse pain radiating up leg now ?
Most likely muscle: Pull or tear. However, one of the worrisome things about injuring your calf, when the pain keeps getting worse and worse, is that it could be compartment syndrome. If the calf feels very tight, pale, loose pulses in feet, then get to a doctor. Other possibility is that you herniated a disc and caused a radiculopathy or irritation a nerve from your back. Will also need to see a physician for this. ...Read more
500kg Horse fell on lower leg 4 weeks ago. Bruising gone but still swollen and lumpy. Stabbing pain in calf. Dvt an issue here?
YES: Getting tests for DVT a mustGet a more detailed answer ›
DVT in calf 15 mo. ago, occurred after leg in boot after ankle surgery. Today had massage on that calf, later felt pain, twitches, burning. Normal?
Had shin cramps at night. First left leg then both. Eventually subsided. Should I worry about Dvt? This wasn't typical calf Charlie horse.
Currently painful bilateral calf spasticity that began yest. Muscles stiff,feel verge of "charlie horse". Pain to touch,walk. No workout,no DVT symptm?
Dehydration?: When there is a simultaneous bilateral problem, think what could be happening that would affect my whole system via my blood stream? Dehydration can cause bilateral calf spasticity, especially if you're low on electrolytes. Also, the onset of a virus is systemic and could cause this. If your pain is improving hour by hour just wait, if it's getting worse, seek medical help ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
Consistent almost charlie horse pain general left leg vein pain and tenderness when laying down. 3 days, additional left foot bruise feeling walking.
Smashed leg below knee leg hurts when bending on back of leg below knee also when bending foot? No bruising or swelling been 48 hrs
Sprained ankle 7 mons ago still sparined sudden pain in calf like charlie horse entire leg numb all of a sudden Fell today couldnt get up for 45 mins?
YOU NEED TO....: see a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist. You need formal treatment by a doctor. ...Read more
Magnesium!: Leg cramps are usually due to a magnesium deficiency. I would suggest 400 mg of either magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, magnesium maleate or magnesium taurate to relieve this problem. Do not waste your time with other forms of magnesium. These are available over the counter. If you take too much magnesium, you will get diarrhea. ...Read more
Upper leg calf cramp 2 days ago from swimming, hurts to straighten leg or flex foot and use heel to walk. Have always had tight leg muscles.
Muscle Pain: If there was no trauma like hitting your leg against the wall etc.Then it is pain in muscles after over use.It is common in people who do not do exercises routinely including swimming& your muscles are not used to it.With any kind of Physical Exercise you need to condition yourself.Starting small and gradually increasing the activity I suggest you rest your leg and take Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) for Pain ...Read more
Recently have noticed left leg swelling after prolonged sitting at work. Had Doppler done, no DVT. Leg feels tight, like calf is contracted. Causes?
Asymmetry: You could have different alignment or different strength in each leg. You could be unknowingly favoring 1 leg over the other. ...Read more
Car accident caused fracture in left ankle. Had DVT in that calf. a month on lovenox (enoxaparin). Calf has spasms. Causes? Inmobility? Post thrombotic syndrome?
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