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Nerve Pain Calf Muscle
Yes and Yes: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg or even the groin area. The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Pain in calf to left side, stabbing pain that lasts for few seconds then goes and then comes back been going on now for a hour! Muscle or nerve pain?
Depends: If sharp, deep, ache type pain..usually muscle. If electrical, burning, tingling..usually nerve. When it happens try keeping knee straight, gently/slowly move top of foot up towards the lower leg/'ankle...making ankle/foot at 90 degrees and hold this. If muscle cramp in calf muscle, should relieve it. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
How can drinking milk for a lactose intolerant person cause severe muscle and nerve pain from the shoulder and back down to the leg into the ankle?
It shouldn't,: The type of pain that you are describing is not typical of problems due to lactose intolerance. The description that you give lends more toward an orthopedic, perhaps a back problem, or a neurologic cause. I would recommend a check up by your doctor or by an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Can muscle unbalances cause Pain in SI joint Area on one side?Plus nerve pain down leg. Had MRI and showed no disk problems, pain in side really sharp
Yes but may not b: Yes muscle involvement can be involved, but also the facet joints can also cause radiating down the leg. As part of your evaluation the other thing to consider is if the nerve is being irritated outside the spine such as by the piriformis muscle . These are things your physician will need to try to evaluate and help you ...Read more
Lump in lower right back for about 5 yrs. 3 yrs increasingly severe femoral nerve pain. Now losing muscle mass in right leg, pain when squatting?
Needs consultation: Recommend a neurological visit, and consider both imaging and EMG study. If your femoral nerve is involved, you can lose muscle bulk and strength over your thigh, and this can potentially be reversed. Not knowing the character of the "lump", would suggest at least a surgical consult also. ...Read more
Can genital hsv-2 travel up spine and lead to one-sided body pain?Nerve pain in right leg 2 months ago, then ongoing soreness in right arm/leg muscles?
Unlikely: It is unlikely. Would look for other causes. ...Read more
Recently a spot about the size of a quarter has started tingling off & on in my left calf muscle. Not painful. Tweaked nerve?
Either that: Or a varicose vein. Doesn't sound serious in either case. But show it to your doctor just to make sure. ...Read more
Read that calf muscle is innerervated by s1 & s2 (racepinephrine) nerve. If s1 get compressed and stops working, does it mean calf still half functional due to s2 (racepinephrine)?
When i manipulate, massage, rub up against may medial tibia nerve i get a numbing shock from the area just below calf muscle through to my toes.
Think tarsal tunnel: Tarsal tunnel is a condition of of the tibial nerve on near the inside of the ankle. Think of it as like carpal tunnel, but at the ankle instead of the wrist. You can experience, shooting/tingling pain, numbness, weakness and other symptoms around the ankle, and it can radiate into the heel, arch and even toes. Some radiation into the calf is not unusual. See a podiatrist for care options. ...Read more
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
Torn Calf Muscle:
Immidiately after the injury, use ice locally, limit use of the injured leg use crutches for at least two wekks.
Compression with ace bandage
elevation of the leg
immobilisation of lower leg with cam
and you may splint the ankle in natural position, foot at right angle with foot. ...Read more
Does it hurt?: Does your calf muscle hurt? Typical symptoms of a strain include pain, stiffness, discoloration and bruising around the strained muscle. If you don't have any of those symptoms, then you're fine. ...Read more
Yes: Give it few days and see if gone away this tell you is not, if continue checked out. ...Read more
Torn Gastroc: Torn calf muscle happened because it could not absorb the load you placed on it and it failed. Therefore the goal of rehab is to make sure you are better than you were prior to the injury so you can return to that activity without injury. Just resting is not the answer, reconditioned. Need pain control, weight bearing protection, stretching, progressive strengthening to include eccentric loading. ...Read more
Rest, ice, compress: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks (2-3) to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more
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