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Calf muscle pain. Help?

Calf muscle pain. Help?

Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes of calf pain including blood clots, muscle spasms, muscle tears or sprains, popliteal artery entrapment, dehydration, abnormal electrolytes, nerve injuries, exertional compartment syndrome, or even stress fractures.

If it doesn't resolve with basic treatment of rest, ice, compression and elevation, you should probably get it checked. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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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How can I calm down severe calf muscle pain?

How can I calm down severe calf muscle pain?

Depends: If the reason is intese exercise than stretching is the solution.
If the reason is a trauma than resting is the solution. ...Read more

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How to get rid of calf muscle pain?

How to get rid of calf muscle pain?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Besides intermittent claudication what else can cause calf muscle pain?

Besides intermittent claudication what else can cause calf muscle pain?

Many: Calf muscle pain can be caused by many different conditions besides claudication. To name an additional few: pinched nerve coming from the spine, muscle strain, nocturnal leg cramps, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, blood clot. And others. Discuss with your md to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Calf muscle pain after seizure, should I be concerned?

Calf muscle pain after seizure, should I be concerned?

Stretch: During a seizure a person can have very intense muscle contractions throughout their body. It can strain and exhaust the muscles. If your calves are sore you can try gently stretching them. If its very painful you can try some tylenol (acetaminophen) or massage some vic's or bengay into the sore areas. ...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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Bilateral calf muscle pain at rest, pins and needles in both legs should I start to worry and seek medical help?

Bilateral calf muscle pain at rest, pins and needles in both legs should I start to worry and seek medical help?

Seek help: You need to have this problem evaluated. A neurologist or your family doctor, if you have one, would be good starting points. ...Read more

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Acute calf muscle pain? Feels sore like after a Charley horse but did not actually experience a Charley horse. A college student & overweight. Advice?

To the doctor, ASAP.: Severe calf pain, seemingly for no reason, can be the onset of a serious condition known as a deep vein thrombosis, or clot. Because of the potential consequences of leaving it untreated, you should move to have your leg evaluated quickly. There could be other reasons also, but without a better history of your condition, it would be best to have it evaluated, and right soon. ...Read more

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Why does my calf muscle ache or feels warm after sitting for a long period of time?

Why does my calf muscle ache or feels warm after sitting for a long period of time?

2 reasons: There are many reasons for the aching. Prolonged sitting can lead to pulling of blood in your lower extremities which can give you the feeling of aching, numbness, or burning. Another reason can be a bulging, protrusion, or herniated disc. Prolonged sitting can cause impingement of your spinal nerves which can also be a cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to gain quickness and calf muscle?

How to gain quickness and calf muscle?

Heel raises with...: Weight for strength and sprints for speed. Speed is hardest to achieve. Like my coaches all used to say "You can't teach speed". Make sure you stretch well before running ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my outside left calf muscle whenever I walk?

I have sharp pain in my outside left calf muscle whenever I walk?

Muscle strain: Perhaps you have a tight calf muscle? Or suffered a muscle strain w/o allowing enough time/rest to heal. Check out http://www. Runnersworld. Com/stretching/how-stretch-your-calf-muscles for cal muscle stretches. If this doesn't help, go see your Family Doc or Sports Medicine expert for evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What risks are invovled inaspirating a hematoma in the calf muscle?

Hematoma aspiration: Aspirating a hematoma is primary risky because of introducing an infection, although the risk is very low. If the hematoma is painful and makes it difficult to walk, it's probably worth the risk, otherwise the body can probably absorb it over time.... ...Read more

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How to walk on a strained calf muscle?

How to walk on a strained calf muscle?

Limitations: Stretch out the muscle well before walking, limit the time on your feet and the distance you walk, and ice the area after activity ...Read more

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How to get rid of a strained calf muscle?

How to get rid of a strained calf muscle?

See below: A strain is when muscle fibers are torn. It can be mild or severe. The usual advice is to elevate and ice for 24-48 hours plus ace bandage compression and Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen or Aleve for pain.

If there is severe pain or inability to walk you should see a physician. An excellent patient pamphlet is found at the
Following site: http://bit. Ly/1rcsbpk ...Read more

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How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

Decrease training...: Aches and pains can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. In sports, it's called an overuse injury. A primary care doctor or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate to see what needs to be done. Usually, anti-inflammatory meds like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) are used for a 3-5 days, along with decreasing the training. Icing right after training may also help. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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Aching Muscles (Definition)

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