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Doctor insights on: Numb Feeling Of The Calf Muscle

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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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What is going on? When i bend my left big toe im having a tingley kind of numb feeling throughout my foot and it's shooting up my calf muscle about as far up as my knee. I've never broken my toe or anything so i don't know what's going on. Am i having a s

What is going on? When i bend my left big toe im having a tingley kind of numb feeling throughout my foot and it's shooting up my calf muscle about as far up as my knee. I've never broken my toe or anything so i don't know what's going on. Am i having a s

Numbness : Numbness that shoots from the big toe up the lower limb and triggered by movement of the toe sounds like neuritis. Neuritis is caused by irritation or injury to a nerve. In this case, the involved nerve could be one of the digital (that's digit as in toes) nerves to the big toe, the medial plantar nerve, or the posterior tibial nerve. Since feet take such a beating, from things including the activities we do and the things we wear on our feet, it is not surprising that the nerves in our feet can be injured. Digital nerves can sometimes become swollen, causing something called morton's neuroma. The medial plantar nerve can be hurt by badly-fitting arch supports. The posterior tibial nerve can get pinched at the ankle, something called tarsal tunnel syndrome. Foot nerves can also be made more liable to injury by other conditions, like diabetes and vascular disease. Podiatrists, who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the feet, may be a good resource for foot nerve injuries. ...Read more

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My right calf muscle aches, it doesn't feel normal. Its/off. Its not pain it just feels weird kind of like numbness. No other symptoms. Help?

My right calf muscle aches, it doesn't feel normal. Its/off. Its not pain it just feels weird kind of like numbness. No other symptoms. Help?

Have it checked out: Calf muscle ache by itself is not a problem if it's just from a spasm, but when it involves a numbing sensation, like a paresthesia, or feeling weird, it needs to be checked out, so the cause can be determined. Your medical, family, social, trauma histories will help. So, make an appointment with you doctor to do so, and get peace of mind. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a male aged 56 yrs I'm having Swollen calf muscle from past 3 weekd I'm not having any pain though but feel a bit numb sometimes in the effe?

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I'm a male aged 56 yrs 

I'm having Swollen calf muscle from past 3 weekd I'm not having any pain though but feel a bit numb sometimes in the effe?

You have: to get this checked out! A deep blood clot may not always cause pain!!!!! An ULTRASOUND exam is simple and usually available in hospital ER or Walk In Units Do it! ASAP Dr Z ...Read more

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Calf muscle pain & numbness of foot & tors?

Calf muscle pain & numbness of foot & tors?

L4 Radiculopathy: Disk herniations at l4-5, could cause pressure to either the L4 or L5 nerves or both. L5 would cause the outside of the calf and top of the foot to be affected. Weakness bringing the toes and ankle up may be present. L5-s1 hnp could cause s1 nerve pressure with back of calf painful and sensations in heel and sole of foot. Any weakness would be in gastroc. Mri would answer definitively. ...Read more

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12yr old with mildly enlarged calf muscle for 2yrs, now getting larger. No new injury. Numbness&swelling when leg bent for long. No redness or pain. ?

12yr old with mildly enlarged calf muscle for 2yrs, now getting larger. No new injury. Numbness&swelling when leg bent for long. No redness or pain. ?

More info needed: Has s he had any weaknes, difficulty getting up when lying down tripping? This should be seen by pmd. Could be a number of things . Frpm circulation problem to a type of muscular dystrophy, dont panic but have him seen. ...Read more

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I have aching pain in my calf muscle and my foot is numb. What can I take for this?

I have aching pain in my calf muscle and my foot is numb. What can I take for this?

You need to see: A dr immediately, if none available you need to go to the emergency room. A clot in your calf needs to be ruled out, please do not delay, you are a perfect age for a clot.....This is possibly a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Hi doc, i have acute pain in my right calf muscle, muscles in calf tends to squeeze which causes immense pain and at the same time foot becomes numb.

Hi doc, i have acute pain in my right calf muscle, muscles in calf tends to squeeze which causes immense pain and at the same time foot becomes numb.

Pain: There are many reasons for calf pain but if you have traveled a long distance or it is swollen you should get an ultrasound to rule out a clot. If not. Then check you electrolytes by getting your blood drawn. ...Read more

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Calf muscle hurts in left legLike it's about to cramp but doesn't. Feel it more when resting. Some tingling and numbness with cold feet. Also tired?

Calf muscle hurts in left legLike it's about to cramp but doesn't. Feel it more when resting. Some tingling and numbness with cold feet. Also tired?

Many things: There are many reasons for you to have the above described symptoms! It could be as simple as a muscle strain or cramp. Sometimes, diabetes and or hormonal imbalances could present with fatigue and numbness. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I get a hot feeling on my calf muscle off and on now i also feel it in my thigh . What causes this? Sitting and standing by the way.

I get a hot feeling on my calf muscle off and on now i also feel it in my  thigh . What causes this?  Sitting and standing by the way.

Calf Calorics: Heat is one of many sensations, both normal and abnormal, that the body can perceive due to a stimulus that is real or unreal. Typically if there is nerve compression somewhere along the course of the nerve as it passes through tissues or at the level of the spine itself, this sensation can occur. If associated with weakness or pain it may be a spinal disc issue causing compression on a nerve. ...Read more

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I have swollen, tight feeling, calf muscle. How can I alleviate this pain?

I have swollen, tight feeling, calf muscle. How can I alleviate this pain?

Could be a spasthism: Muscle spasm as well as possible varicose vein are alleviated by taking anti-inflammatory medications and possibly using a warm moist wrap for 1-2 hours at a time. However, the best option for unremitting pain and swelling is to see your physician to rule out a blood clot in your deep leg veins/ dvt, as it could be a serious issue. ...Read more

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Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Referred Sensations: Your are describing/recognizing a common phenomena called Referred Sensations, a common example of which is called Referred Pain, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referred_pain. Underlying all of this is the complexity of how our brain & mind figure out (or don't) a correct/useful correlation between sensation perception and location, a complex process, esp. for deep or rarely felt sensations. ...Read more