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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.

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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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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?

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.

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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

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

WAlking: Swimming is also very good and is low impact. Go to a local exercise faciity that my have a poor. Sometimes you can get a pass at a local hotel to use their pool for so much per month. Best wishes

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I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

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.

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What is the definition or description of: calf pain?

What is the definition or description of: calf pain?

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.

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Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Possible: They have nice arches and if someone is not use to it, you can feel strain in the calf as muscles are readjusting the way you are walking.....

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Why do I get calf pain while walking in flats?

Achilles tendon prob: This could be due to achilles tendon equinus. Have this checked soon. A tight achilles can cause many foot problems.

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I get occasional strange leg calf pain. Is this worrying?

"strange"?: 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!

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Besides calf pain, what are other symptoms of leptospirosis?

Besides calf pain, what are other symptoms of leptospirosis?

Flu-like symptoms: The disease starts with a fever, headache, and other flu-like symptoms. After recovering from those symptoms, you can then go on to develop meningitis, kidney failure, and liver damage with jaundice.

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I'm having a mild stabbing calf pain when sitting or lying down. Should I be worried?

What. Me Worry....: Calf pain is generally something to be concerned about. Especially concerning, if the symptoms are getting worse or are not being relieved with rest. Best to have a consultation to cone down on the possibilities.

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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?

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?

Doesn't sound seriou: If lasts for only seconds, it is not likley to be serious. It could be a muscle fiber twitching or going into a spasm. This could occur with muscle fatigue, or overstretching certain muscles. Perhaps you are doing a particular exercise which is causing this.

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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.