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Calf pain at the start of running sports, what's wrong?

Calf pain at the start of running sports, what's wrong?

Muscle tightness: It sounds like you have some tightness in your calf
muscle.
I would suggest 5-7 minutes of easy jogging followed
by stretching the affected area prior to running at a faster
pace.
If you try to run before stretching you might tear part of the muscle. ...Read more

Calf Pain (Definition)

Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more


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No injury lower calf pain x6mon, dr said use ice/heat. Started running 2day, now have warm sensation off/on outside calf2thigh? Not swollen/red/hot

No injury lower calf pain x6mon, dr said use ice/heat. Started running 2day, now have warm sensation off/on outside calf2thigh? Not swollen/red/hot

Calf pain: How often are you doing your exercises? Do you maintain a consistent schedule or a sporadic one? Do you stretch before you run? You might start slow and run a short distance while allowing your body to get use to the work out. As time passes, you can start increasing the distance and speed as well. ...Read more

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What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, but can present in the back. Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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What should I do about shin splints, calf pain due to running?

What should I do about shin splints, calf pain due to running?

Ice, rest, stretch: Usually this problem is secondary to running on a hard
surface or repetitive activity. Treatment is ice massage, nsaids,
rest and stretching. Also your running shoes lose their
cushioning function before they wear out visually. So if you
run on a regular basis, replace your shoes every 6-8 months. ...Read more

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Sudden calf pain. But pain in upper thigh near butt for a week or two. Started running about a month ago. DVT? Or mire likely overuse or injury?

Sudden calf pain. But pain in upper thigh near butt for a week or two. Started running about a month ago. DVT? Or mire likely overuse or injury?

Overuse: This would be a rare location for a blood clot. It sounds more like an overuse problem--you started running too hard too fast or a strain from an abnormal gait or footwear ...Read more

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During workout while running the inside part between ankle and knee part of my leg hurts. After running the inner part will be sore for 2-3 days.

During workout while running the inside part between ankle and knee part of my leg hurts. After running the inner part will be sore for 2-3 days.

Shin Splints: Shin splints are a common overuse injury seen in runners. Pain is usually present on the medial (inner) part of the shin, is worse with exercise, and improves with rest. Prevention techniques include using appropriate shoes (properly fitting and not worn out), stretching prior to activity, and gradually increasing the length and intensity of running as tolerated (rather than all at once). ...Read more

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I can walk without pain in my left calf but after running for about 5 minutes it tightens up and running becomes impossible. What could this be?

I can walk without pain in my left calf but after running for about 5 minutes it tightens up and running becomes impossible. What could this be?

Sounds muscular: While the issue sounds like a muscular issue
which may be improved with therapy treatment such as stretching and modalities
to decrease any inflammation in the area.
If it is always related to running, you may
have an intermittent compartment syndrome. ...Read more

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For several years, after running I get a dull aching pain from top of tendon to mid - top calf, will still ache 2-4 weeks after. Ache after 2wks?

For several years, after running I get a dull aching pain from top of tendon to mid - top calf, will still ache 2-4 weeks after. Ache after 2wks?

May not be: A tendon. I strongly advise an examination and venous /arterial doppler study of your mid- lower leg, to rule out a clot or vein inflammation (dvt or thrombophlebitis). Do not ignore these symptoms- call today or go directly to the ER or UC clinic. No running until cleared. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. It specifically flares up after running for about a mile. The pain runs down the back of my upper leg, down into my calf?

I am experiencing knee pain. It specifically flares up after running for about a mile. The pain runs down the back of my upper leg, down into my calf?

Choices baker's cyst: The first thing that comes to mind is could this be a Baker's cyst. This is the swelling in the back of the knee and can go up the back of the thigh and down the calf. There are also tendons and bursitis that can cause these problems. This is something you need to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower leg on the inside of the calf about half way between the ankle and knee. I exercise 5-6 days per week. It feels worsea in the mornings. It feels better after running for awhile what is this and what can I do to get rid of it?

I have a pain in my lower leg on the inside of the calf about half way between the ankle and knee. I exercise 5-6 days per week. It feels worsea in the mornings. It feels better after running for awhile what is this and what can I do to get rid of it?

DOMS in the Calf: Delayed onset muscle soreness
called doms for short, this is the soreness you're probably most familiar with. It's what you feel when you get out of bed after workouts. This type of muscle soreness begins 24 to 48 hours after your workout and actually indicates a natural adaptive process that the body uses after an intense exercise session. The good news is that its adapting and why its better! ...Read more

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I'm a new runner. After running, I have some pain in my left leg (upper calf muscle and inside of my foot). What could cause this? Thanks!

I'm a new runner. After running, I have some pain in my left leg (upper calf muscle and inside of my foot). What could cause this? Thanks!

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm up and cool down stretches each time you run. This will help your calf muscles and arches from getting strained. Also make sure your shoes are in good repair and not excessively worn, and make sure you are getting adequate arch support. If these measures do not help, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Cramping calf-to-ankle after running, gets sore for next few days. Was just walking, felt pop in lower leg. Sharp pain initially, now dull pain. Full mvmnt

Cramping calf-to-ankle after running, gets sore for next few days. Was just walking, felt pop in lower leg. Sharp pain initially, now dull pain. Full mvmnt

Pop sounds Bad.: Feeling a pop in a calf, especially under the circumstances you have given, is certainly concerning. I would recommend that you see a specialist for a evaluation of your calf. Pops can be an indication of a slight tear that could lead to something more serious. Second guessing this potential problem is just not worth it. ...Read more

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How to treat a lump in the lower portion of my leg after running. No pain associated with the lump?

Lump in lefg: It really depends where exactly in the leg the lump is, the size, texture, color, how long its been there, if it comes and goes, etc. Without a picture, need more descriptors to answer this question. But do not let it stop you from running. ...Read more

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I am having continuous leg pain specially in my leg muscles after running. I am running since 60 days but the pain is increasing instead..

Consider DVT first: Always consider possibility of a deep vein thrombosis FIRST. If it is NOT DVT, look for other causes – trauma / overuse, hereditary myopathy, autoimmune myopathy, toxic myopathy (caffeine?), arterial disease / malformations, nerve roots disease. ...Read more

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Lately on my right leg I'm hearing a pop sound after running this week but I'm ok walking on in. I don't know what I did to my leg?

Lately on my right leg I'm hearing a pop sound after running this week but I'm ok walking on in. I don't know what I did to my leg?

Tendon issue: Popping is usually due to a tendon issue. Try running a little less and using some ibuprofen to see if you can calm down the inflammation over the next few weeks. Warm compresses and wearing an ace wrap may also help. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running. Am I low on some minerals?

I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running. Am I low on some minerals?

Maybe: Dehydration, low potassium can contribute to cramping. Try hydration, repletion with banana, oj. Stretching, ice massages can help. Consider venous disease as a cause, and seek serves of a phlebologist to evaluate the veins in your legs. ...Read more

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I am having b/l lower leg pain since nearly 2 years.. Increased after running, pain is more for 2 or 3days after activity, tender distal medial tibia?

I am having b/l lower leg pain since nearly 2 years.. Increased after running, pain is more for 2 or 3days after activity, tender distal medial tibia?

? shin splints: If the discomfort is not in the knees but in the lower legs below the knee, these may be shin splints due to overuse and muscle irritation especially brought on by running. Try reducing your running, ice the legs and, if you can take them, nsaids like Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help. Theses measures may also help knee tendonitis, etc. For more advice or worsening symptoms, see your md. ...Read more

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After running yesterday, a tender, red lump has developed on the outside of my leg about 4 inches above my ankle. Its about an inch in diameter.

Yikes......: It sounds as though you may have torn or caused a weakness in the tissue that encases a lower leg muscle. This lump could be the muscle peeking through the herniation. Quite possibly the extensor digitorum longus muscle is involved. Sometimes the bump goes away or get smaller when not standing. At any rate, to remove all doubt, have the bump examined either by a Healthtap orthopedist or your own. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

Stretches: Shin splints are frustrating for sure! Tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc. See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl. Com/d5qxtk4. ...Read more

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I was running and wore a pair of cotton yoga pants that had a hole in the thigh area. After running for 40 minutes, it rubbed my leg raw. The sore is uncomfortable on the inner thigh. How to care for the wound? I have skin allergies with bandages.

I was running and wore a pair of cotton yoga pants that had a hole in the thigh area. After running for 40 minutes, it rubbed my leg raw. The sore is uncomfortable on the inner thigh. How to care for the wound? I have skin allergies with bandages.

Antibiotic ointment: You may get antibiotic ointment like Neosporin, available over the counter and apply to the raw area. It is okay to leave it uncovered, or you may cover it, after applying the ointment, with sterile gauze and secure it with hypoallergenic tape.
Keep up the exercise.
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