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Doctor insights on: Muscles In The Calf Of The Leg

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I hurt my back at work lifting. Now i'm getting pain down my leg and calf muscle. What should I do?

I hurt my back at work lifting. Now i'm getting pain down my leg and calf muscle. What should I do?

See back specialist: For a specific exercise description or possible referral to a physical therapist/ chiropractor... If not a disc problem, a muscle spasm is a common condition affecting the pain in the leg... ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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Husband's right calf muscle is shrinking no pain or injury. About 1 1/2" difference. Leg is weaker.

Husband's right calf muscle is shrinking no pain or injury.  About 1 1/2" difference.  Leg is weaker.

See neurologist: Weakness of a muscle without injury, pain or disuse is usually due to a nerve problem. See a neurologist to check the cause out. Rarely an asymptomatic achilles tendon rupture can cause calf muscle wasting and weakness. ...Read more

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What is the leg muscle lower than the calf, but higher then the ankle, and can you increase the width of it?

What is the leg muscle lower than the calf, but higher then the ankle, and can you increase the width of it?

Gastrocnemious: It sounds like you are referring to the gastrocnemius. Exercise will help to tone and strengthen it. ...Read more

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Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?

Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?

?injury: This could be a simple muscle strain or contusion but have it checked by your md if it persists, worsens or there is associated swelling to check for phlebitis or a cyst. ...Read more

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I have heat emanating from my right leg, between the sin and calf muscle, cause ?

I have heat emanating from my right leg, between the sin and calf muscle, cause ?

Infection/inflammed: Get it examined. You may have phlebitis or cellulitis of the leg- call now or go directly to the ER. ...Read more

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I am getting calf and leg muscles pain when i do brisk walking. if i walk normally there is no problem.why?

I am getting calf and leg muscles pain when i do brisk walking. if i walk normally there is no problem.why?

Hmmmm?: The differential diagnosis includes things like muscle cramps due to electrolytes, fitness, but can also be radicalar from the spine, vascular like blood clots or arterial flow. If it is a continued issue it should be checked ...Read more

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Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?

Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?

Multiple reasons for: Multiple reasons for calf tightness. If associated with exercise may be overuse and muscle spasm. If pain runs up and down the back of leg with swelling and redness may to due to vein inflammation or phlebitis. If not resolved with warm compress and decrease in exercise see your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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