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Lump Below Calf Muscle
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I think I have pulled my calf muscle. My calf muscle has been feeling like it is pulling and hurts a little bit. I also have a lump on the inside of m?
Calf discomfort: A strain or muscle cramp in a calf muscle can cause ongoing calf discomfort. Rarely bleeding into the calf can occur. A ruptured Baker's cyst behind the knee can also cause pain, swelling and tenderness in the calf. A blood clot or phlebitis is a serious cause of calf discomfort and swelling. It's best to be examined by a physician to check for any of these causes of calf pain, tenderness or swell ...Read more
Firmish lump on right calf muscle when flexed. Can move it around and it goes away when flexation ceases.
Hard lump: Limited information makes this question difficult. If lump is small and near surface it could be phlebolith which is hardened or calcified vein. If deeper in muscle could be cyst or muscle mass. If you have history of injury then it could be an area of localized muscle spasm or tearing. If this persists you should seek a full examination. ...Read more
Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.
I have one inch diameter lump behind knee just above calf on inner side of knee, I've been stretching calf muscle last 3 days pain behind knee?
Bakers cyst: This is most likely a baker's cyst. This is a pouch of joint fluid collecting behind the knee. It can occur with most types of arthritis and with repetitive squatting. The most common cause is osteoarthritis. There are other more dangerous causes of a lump in this area. You should see your doctor to get a definite diagnosis. If you have calf pain and leg swelling go directly to the er. ...Read more
Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?
Indentation Painless: Noticing an indentation in your leg that was not here before should be evaluated by an orthopedist or podiatrist. They will see if it has any serious signs and also test the muscles tendons nearby. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?
See MD: Please see an MD to rule out blood clots, deep and superficial. Could also be a varicose vein as these can hurt end of day and feel hot etc. ...Read more
Nickle sized soft lump near my right shin about 7 inches above my ankle in-between my shin and my calf muscle near the right side for a long time?
Probably a lipoma,: But show it to your doctor just to be sure. ...Read more
The back of my leg above the knee hurts and there's a lump that hurts when pressed. Also my calf muscle hurt months before this and had a hard lump?
Tendinitis/Myositis: You likely sustained a sprain or partial rupture of the Achilles' tendon with persistent symptoms if it was not medically approached with RICE. The gastrocnemius muscle is the only calf muscle that originates above the knee and the tenderness and nodularity characterize myofascial pain. A Velcro knee sleeve, ice and elevation, foam roller or foot massage, gel insoles and topical NSAID creams help! ...Read more
I have a hard, small lump on my left calf muscle, about an inch below the knee that I noticed 11 months ago. I have two similar hard small lumps on my right bicep and one on my left bicep. Not painful?
Next office visit: Lipomas are usually soft, but what you are describing sounds benign, maybe dermatofibromas. Show your physician at your next office visit or earlier if they start growing. ...Read more
Pain deep in r calf muscle that goes up to behind knee sometimes. Doc found lump in calf and said not v veins, waiting 4 scan. What could it be?
Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?
Lump above ankle where calf muscle begins been there a year. Soft and painless. Doctor said it was just hypertrophy of muscle? Could it be cancer?
I have suddenly taken severe cramp back of thigh, calf and heel on outer part. I also have a lump on my calf muscle inner leg, had pain for an hour?
Pain with lump: Go to your md now Sudden onset of severe pain and lump could be a cllot in your leg and needs immediately to be evaluated. ...Read more
I have a grape size hard (ish) lump at the top of my calf muscle, just below the knee. It hurts to walk on, and clicks when I go upstairs. DVT?
No: It is not DVT. If the lump is fresh means you noticed it for last few days then you need to check it out. If it was there for long time it could be a fat lump which is not dangerous yet still may need to come out if it is painful. ...Read more
I have a bump on my upper inner tibia. I can't see it too well because of my calf muscle but I can feel it. Its about the size of my pinkie. I've had t?
Lumps and bumps.: Any lump or bump can be serious or minor, depending. If you have had it a long time, it does not hurt, and has not changed, it is likely nothing serious. But do get it checked out. If it is new, hurts or is changing get checked soon! ...Read more
Seems like a soft bump right above my inner ankle bone only on one leg. Been here for about a year painless. Could this just be my calf muscle?
No: Your calf muscle is not in that anatomical location... ...Read more
What r symps of pulled calf muscle? Can it cause painful twitches? Normal? Other symp bump along lateral side of lower leg when I stand, like hernia
Strain: A strained muscle causes soreness and pain on use and takes a week or so to heal. Occasionally bumps in the lateral calf area are due to small herniations of fat tissue through the muscle. Varicose veins are another possibility. A physician would have to examine you to be sure. Muscle twitches are not commonly due to sprains and can occur spontaneously. Muscle cramps are commonly due to tight musc ...Read more
After 4 hrs of sleep I wake with a tender bump on the outside of my right ankle. Painful, swollen and warm. Walking and Aleve (naproxen) make it go away. Thought it was calf muscle from gym workout but calf is fine?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
There is a possibility that you have a cyst or a mass in the calf muscle that causes this.
The most common cause is a baker's that comes off the back of the knee joint ansd comes between the orgin of some of the muscles in the calf. An MRI can help determine the "cause" of the "pop". ...Read more
Usually it occurs secondary to sports such
as tennis or basketball
you will often feel a pop in the calf and will
end up with swelling and difficulty weightbearing on the leg
it is important to differentiate a calf injury from and achilles tendon injury which is likely
to require surgery. ...Read more
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