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Calf heat. Hip pain.

Calf heat. Hip pain.

See below: This actually sounds like sciatica or pain from an irritated nerve root in your lumbar spine. If your leg is hot, swollen, or tender to touch behind the knee or calf then a clot is more likely. I would recommend seeing your physician asap just to be sure. ...Read more

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Left leg knee area pain?

Left leg knee area pain?

Alittlepatella alta: Any more details injury patella alta your patella is a little high and knee hyperextended loose logenta high patella usually get you subluxation patella. ...Read more

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Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

No: No a hamstring injury is a tear or partial tear of the hamstring muscle / tendon w/ resultant bleeding and mild swelling( mild bruising may be seen on back of thigh or below knee).Cramping can occur secondary to the injury or can be related to metabolic reasons etc. See your physician. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Strengthen: The hip flexors pull the upper leg up at the hip, allows us to lift our knees and bend at the waist. There are five muscles that connect the femur to the pelvis. Stretching and strengthening the hip flexors is important to avoid injury and increase performance. ...Read more

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Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

MRI of what?: This is tendonitis the MRI should have picked it up. If it was a Baker's cyst the US should have picked it up. What else did these examinations show? You need to discuss with your physician the results of the tests and what was and what was not imaged. ...Read more

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Paining in leg from calf to toes?

Paining in leg from calf to toes?

Spinal Stenosis: If leg pain is not vascular in origin, consider evaluating the spine to make sure you don't have any spine related issues like a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Leg toe pain?

Leg toe pain?

More info: There are many reasons one can have leg and toe pain. Without information on quality of pain, time present, what makes it better/worse, how'd it start (all at once, due to injury, gradually), there is no great answer. ...Read more

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Burning in right foot, ankle, knee, upper leg and crotch.

Burning in right foot, ankle, knee, upper leg and crotch.

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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How to treat knee calf ankle pain?

How to treat knee calf ankle pain?

Instability: An orthotic or ankle brace may help to stabilize your feet and reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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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.

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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Children knee and leg pain?

Children knee and leg pain?

ARTHALGIA: If pe is negative, then it can only be growing pains. Needs a complete checkup with peds to say he is ok. ...Read more

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Severe kneecap pain when straightening leg without bearing weight. Knee feels weak?

Severe kneecap pain when straightening leg without bearing weight. Knee feels weak?

Bursitis: In your age group the likely source is prepatellar bursitis from trauma or kneeling. Rest, ice, elevation and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications will take care of this with one caveat...You could have a staph infection in this bursa and need antibiotics. Thereofore, you need a quick doctor appointment to look at the knee. ...Read more

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Can somebody give me advice knee problem, 4 weeks after tearing my left leg's hamstring, my left knee feels stiff. Help?

Can somebody give me advice knee problem, 4 weeks after tearing my left leg's hamstring, my left knee feels stiff. Help?

Sometimes: The blood may sip into knee surrounding tissues, or the event caused some trauma to knee structures. Go to ortho for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in Right Leg Hamstring Area for about 1 yr and 7 mnths. Need help with treatments. Do i need trigger point injection? Cannot afford medical care.

Nerve /disc: unlikely a pulled muscle would Hurt after 19 months. What triggered this? You may have a bulging disc in your back affecting the nerve going to your hamstring. . Try over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. Find a clinic that can see you. Trigger pt injections treat symptoms. You need to know the cause of your problem to effectively treat it. ...Read more

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I recently lost lots of muscle mass in my legs, hamstring and quads specifically. Now i feel like i can barely stand. Is that normal?

I recently lost lots of muscle mass in my legs, hamstring and  quads specifically. Now i feel like i can barely stand. Is that  normal?

Unlikely: It is unusual to lose muscle mass without a medical reason. A change in levels of physical activity may play a role but these symptoms should be formally evaluated by a physician as it may be a sign of nerve or muscle disease. ...Read more

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I have a tender spot in my right legs hamstring. The spot feels a little cool after rubbing it. Pulled/torn muscle?

I have a tender spot in my right legs  hamstring. The spot feels a little cool after rubbing it. Pulled/torn muscle?

Hamstring pain: The hamstring in the posterior thigh can be tender for many reasons. If it does not improve, a B mode ultrasound study will be helpful in delineating the etiology. In the interim, use topical heat and consider taking ibuprofen under the guidance of your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have mild spondylolistheia in l5-s1. Could this cause pins and needles in legs, tight hamstrings?

I have mild spondylolistheia in l5-s1. Could this cause pins and needles in legs, tight hamstrings?

Mild: If this is mild, then it wouldn't be suggestive, but it all depends on the definition. Presumably a MD ordered this scan, so you should go over the results in detail with them in order to determine if this is the source of the issue. ...Read more

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Hi i've finished physical therapy for a knee injury and now ive noticed that on both legs my hamstrings there are knots on them and its bulging out.

Hi i've finished physical therapy for a knee injury and now ive noticed that on both legs my hamstrings there are knots on them and its bulging out.

Uncertain why spasm?: Uncertain why but suspect due to the PT. You need stretches. This sounds like muscle spasm but not clear why both legs.You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Lower back pain - feels like pain in legs and hamstring - pretty gassy and hurts to fart what couldit be?

Lower back pain - feels like pain in legs and hamstring - pretty gassy and hurts to fart what couldit be?

Proctitis?: some infection in rectum , avoid dairy, fried food and meat .if symptoms persist consult your doc. ...Read more

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Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

PVD: Peripheral vascular insufficiency might be the cause although your age is alittle young. Under the increased demand of the muscle during exercise, the blood supply might not be enough to need the needs of the muscles. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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I felt my leg slip a lil wen i was doin half squat..Left leg 2months post hamstring autograft surgery..Wat are the symptoms of graft failing? Pain?

I felt my leg slip a lil wen i was doin half squat..Left leg 2months post hamstring autograft surgery..Wat are the symptoms of graft failing? Pain?

Buckling- giving way: The symptoms of a failed graft are quite similar to the original symptoms after the initial tear. Complaints of knee looseness, buckling and giving way are common. Your knee may swell as well. ...Read more

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Why is there a stinging pain at the top of tibia when I stand or try to straighten my leg? Acl reconstruction hamstring graft

Referred: This discomfort is probably referred from your knee joint and may be a remnant of your previous surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I was doing the hamstring leg curl exercise when suddenly I felt a sharp pain near my groin area. It almost felt like testicular pain. Is it sciatica?

I was doing the hamstring leg curl exercise when suddenly I felt a sharp pain near my groin area. It almost felt like testicular pain. Is it sciatica?

More like Groinatica: You likely stretched your inguinal ligament OR you may have stretched one of your upper lumbar nerves in the that can shoot pain into that area due to the way you were doing the exercise. You may need REST & to back off of the weights. Go LIGHT coming back (real light), ramp up to heavier weights slowly to avoid the same injury. Time to consolidate something like this can be SEVERAL WEEKS. ...Read more

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Does having strong legs, calves and hamstrings stop you from injuring your achilles, ankles and from getting shin splints?

Does having strong legs, calves and hamstrings stop you from injuring your achilles, ankles and from getting shin splints?

Sorry, no.: Getting shin splints is usually a pathomechanical pathology ( things aren't working correctly). Strength is only one factor in allowing for normal mechanics, along with range of motion, an array or joint interactions and forces acting through these joints, as well as anatomic considerations. In fact, over strengthening one muscle group to the detriment of another may actually cause problems. ...Read more

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Can a compressed sciatic nerve cause leg weakness? Specifically the hamstring?

Can a compressed sciatic nerve cause leg weakness? Specifically the hamstring?

Possibly: A compressed sciatic nerve can cause leg weakness. Often pain down the leg is due to a lumbar radiculopathy or irritation to the lumbar nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. The distribution of pain depends on which nerve is irritated although pain in the back or leg or "hamstring" is common. See your md if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I recently tried to return to running (3 months after having my third baby). I ran 1 mile and 3 days later I was having pain that ran around the side of my hip as well has down the back of my leg starting at the hamstring insertion. I obviously have hur

Running and leg pain: There is laxity on birth and you are de-conditioned. May have IT band syndrome from tightness or sciatica or piriformis syndrome which is like sciatica, but due to muscle compressing the sciatic nerve. You should start slow with walking/ stretches and gradually go to 1 mile over course of 2-3 weeks. May need kinesiotape, ice, motrin like drugs if OK with peds ( if nursing) f/u /w/ doc ...Read more

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Which knee ligament is responsible for the motion of a leg curl (using your hamstring)?

Which knee ligament is responsible for the motion of a leg curl (using your hamstring)?

None:: Ligaments stabilize the joints which are moved by muscles/tendons. So the tendons of the hamstrings bend the knee. ...Read more

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I have a partial torn hamstring(right leg). A bruise appears at the gluteous fold and area behind the kneecap. What? Concern?

I have a partial torn hamstring(right leg). A bruise appears at the gluteous fold and area behind the kneecap. What? Concern?

Broken blood vessel: Bruising in both areas may be from the same source of bleeding. Will likely resolve, but compartment syndrome is a concern, ie, swelling to the point that nerves are squeezed. Emergent surgery would be required to relieve swelling. Seek care for pale skin below, numbness, or increasing deep/burning pain. Avoid aspirin or nsaids for a couple of days. ...Read more