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Outer Calf Pain Running
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
If a person had a DVT that was causing calf pain, would running exacerbate the pain while engaged in that exercise?
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
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
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
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?
Achy calf and achy knees, mainly at night. Work out 3-4 times a week, running on treadmill and squats with no supplements. Not painful, just achy?
Shoes: First thing is to take a really good look at your shoes. They should be fitted to your feet with good arch support. Have someone watch you run. Does one foot strike differently than the other? Does one toe point at a different angle than the other? Have someone measure your leg length. Is one leg longer than the other? Custom orthotics can help with many of these types of problems. ...Read more
Medial tenderness inner rt. Calf & ache. .. What alternate exercise besides running? Bar or cycle or walking? I'm sad and frustrated -to get in shape
Strain/partial tear: 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 to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more
Literally, it just: 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 feels it might be. ...Read more
It would need to be specified as to the location, duration, nature, what brings it on or when it is felt...
Will be happy to answer your questions then! ...Read more
I'm having a mild stabbing calf pain that comes and goes and last a seconds when sitting or lying down. What could be the cause?
What are some of the most common reasons for calf pain? I don't remember injuring myself but my calf has been really hurting for days.
Don't equivocate.: Calf pain is a concern because of the possibility of a potential blood clot in the deep veins in the calf area. A failure to recognize or treat it quickly could be disastrous. Having said that, the potential seriousness necessitates that you have it evaluated and quickly. If the calf is free of phlebitis and/or clot, then you can move on to other non life threatening conditions. ...Read more
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