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Leg Bruising After Running
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
Pain and stiffness with extending knee. Medial knee pain extending just below knee. Gradual onset after yard work, 8 mile walk. No swelling. Minor redness. DVT?
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
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?
Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?
Contusion: If this just occurred in recent days, you most likely have a contusion of the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad or simply the soft tissues on the front of the knee. This tends to be a very sensitive area that is under tension when the knee bends Consider limiting painful activities, ice for 20 minutes 3-5x/day, and use ibuprofen/naproxen to relieve inflammation. See a doc if not improving. ...Read more
Physical Therapy: Assuming that you have gone to an appropriate Doctor and the cause of your symptoms is not apparent and imaging is negative, you want to treat the symptoms. I have worked with athletes with similar problems, and have developed a physical therapy program for use at home.You can google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advise, or google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for an email link to me. ...Read more
Shin splints: This could be shin splints if it is mostly in the front along the bone with small amount radiating into the muscle. If the majority of pain is in the muscle, this could be other things. A strain or injury could cause this. Any past injuries to that calf? Something more concerning could be compartment syndrome. While this is rare, if the pain gets a lot worse, go to the er as it can be serious. ...Read more
Had similar problem before also after 24hr train trip. Left leg is heavy and aches in calf and knee whether lying down or standing. No swelling. DVT?
Leg pain: Heaviness, and achiness of the calf and knee which persists both lying down or standing should be evaluated, specifically so since this occurred after a long train trip. The most efficient test would be a venous Doppler ultrasound which would reveal the possibility of a deep vein thrombosis, or perhaps the presence of a cyst behind the knee, known as a Bakers cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell of my bike and injured knee a week ago. It hurts to bend knee and lift leg when walking. Torn tendon? Deep muscle bruising? See Dr or wait?
Asymmetry: You could have different alignment or different strength in each leg. You could be unknowingly favoring 1 leg over the other. ...Read more
Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?
Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell on knee snowboarding; swelling, bruising, searing pain in patellar tendon area when flexing foot up; can move, walk, stand fine. Thoughts?
1 week knee injury. Pain, swelling down but noticed leg goes purple unless propped up. Circulation? Hot & cold foot tingling & numbish. ER or rest?
ER: Your symptoms are concerning. See your doctor or go to the ER ...Read more
two screws to fix foot 7 weeks ago. Severe calf, ankle and knee pain in affected leg. No redness or warmth just awful pain. On blood thinners 9 weeks?
The nuts and bolts.: When a patient has calf pain after foot surgery concern is raised as to a possible clot or inflamed blood vessel. Having said that, similar symptoms can occur, especially weeks after the surgery, from keeping the foot and/or ankle in a unfamiliar position of immobilization. It is best to talk to your surgeon and have him get down to the nuts and bolts of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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