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Husband has a pain on back of leg calf and when it walk hurts and limp?

Husband has a pain on back of leg calf and when it walk hurts and limp?

See vascular doctor: Your husband may be having intermittent claudication.
It is caused by too little blood flow, usually during exercise. Generally affects the blood vessels in the legs. Claudication is a symptom of a disease, most often, peripheral artery disease, a potentially serious but treatable circulation problem in which the vessels that supply blood flow to your legs are narrowed. SMOKING IS A MAJOR CAUSE!! ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I was exercising I jumped up and it sent pain down the back of my calf when I landed. Now it hurts to walk downstairs not up. Do I have to rest?

I was exercising I jumped up and it sent pain down the back of my calf when I landed. Now it hurts to walk downstairs not up. Do I have to rest?

Could be as: Simple as a muscle strain or more serious such as a complete or partial achilles tendon tear. If it doesn't resolve with rest for a couple days with PASSIVE stretching then let your doctor examine it. ...Read more

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My right calf and back on knee is tight and stiff with some pain, worse on walking after sitting?

My right calf and back on knee is tight and stiff with some pain, worse on walking after sitting?

See a doctor: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee and calf. First go to an er as you need to rule out a blood clot immediately. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee/calf. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist as well. ...Read more

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My left calf is swollen all the way to my knew after walking and I'm feeling pain in the back of my head, what should I do?

My left calf is swollen all the way to my knew after walking and I'm feeling pain in the back of my head, what should I do?

See your doctor: A swollen calf can either be muscular or vascular in origin. A clot or deep venous thrombosis is something that should be evaluated right away. If your calf is swollen, tender when you squeeze it and perhaps warmer than the other one, then you should see someone sooner rather than later. In the meantime take an Aspirin three times a day, wrap the calf in an ace and try to stay off of it. ...Read more

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I do 6kms brisk walk in 66mints but after the walk I have pain around the calf muscles, & ankles and some times also at the back what should I do.

I do 6kms brisk walk in 66mints but after the walk I have pain around the calf muscles, & ankles and some times also at the back what should I do.

Pes Planus/flat feet: These symptoms are very similar to complaints I see with patients with hypermobile, or flat feet. While walking, the lack of rigidity fails to absorb shock, and as the foot pronates, or "flattens" and moves outward "abducts", the calf muscle (gastrocneumius) is overstretched. Orthotics with a heel lift, for support, and stretching exercises can be very helpful. ...Read more

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I've been having constant dull/heavy pain in my left calf and back of knee no matter what I do; walk, sit, lie down rest. No injury, swelling nor hot.

I've been having constant dull/heavy pain in my left calf and back of knee no matter what I do; walk, sit, lie down rest. No injury, swelling nor hot.

HalfCalf HalfDeCalf: If you haven't injured or strained your calf, if the skin is not discolored, if the knee or calf is not swollen (check carefully behind the knee;compare with the other side), if you can breathe OK and don't have any chest pain, if you can walk OK and you have no back pain, then I'd give it a week and see what happens. Use Motrin and/or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and be careful. If it persists or gets worse, see a doc ...Read more

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Calf pain when walking. I get a pulling sensation deep in calf when walking. Sometimes electric shock like sensation that shoot down medial and back o?

Calf pain when walking. I get a pulling sensation deep in calf when walking. Sometimes electric shock like sensation that shoot down medial and back o?

Calf muscles: This babies are often stiff in the AM and it is easy to misstep and tear the musculotendinous junction. ALWAYS warm up before any strenuous activity. Try the runner's stretch with alternate legs-gently. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of my ankle while walking, mild pain when touch, when walking the pain is felt in my lower back calf.

Pain in the back of my ankle while walking, mild pain when touch, when walking the pain is felt in my lower back calf.

Tendonitis likely: Sounds like achilles tendonitis if the pain originates from that thick tendon on your heel up to your calf. The most dangerous thing would be a blood clot in your leg, typically occurs after travel or sedentary lifestyle and you get swelling in leg. If calf is swollen and you recently traveled, see your doctor quickly. If tender on the tendon anti inflammatories would be best if stomach OK. ...Read more

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I have heel pain. The pain has been going up the back of my calf to the back of my knee. I can barely walk on it. This has happened once before.

I have heel pain. The pain has been going up the back of my calf to the back of my knee. I can barely walk on it. This has happened once before.

Achilles heel pain: The achilles tendon runs up the back of the leg. If this tendon is tight or strained it becomes sore. This tendon is formed from three muscles that form the calve. If the tendon is strained, the muscle is also strained. The muscles also have bone attachments behind the knee and attach as high as the pelvis. Such a condition can cause rupture if it doesn't get the proper rest and treatment. ...Read more

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I have prom tonight and I still have a not in my calf muscle and it hurts to walk. I've been stretching it out but it just tightens back up. Help?

I have prom tonight and I still have a not in my calf muscle and it hurts to walk. I've been stretching it out but it just tightens back up. Help?

See a doctor: The knot in your calf should be examined by a doctor. In the meantime, stop stretching as it's not helping at this point. Most likely you have a tear in your calf muscle, which would need some time to heal. But there are other possibilities such as blood clots. If the pain is severe, skip the prom and go see a doctor today. While waiting to be seen, rest, keep your leg elevated, and ice it. ...Read more

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If I have soreness and pain in the back of my calf that makes me limp when I walk, is that a torn muscle?

If I have soreness and pain in the back of my calf that makes me limp when I walk, is that a torn muscle?

Tender to touch?: Medial gastrocenemius or popliteus tendon local tenderness is a hallmark of both but DVT (clot)can be tender as well. ...Read more

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Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

? Lumbar stenosis: Weakness or pain and neuropathic pain in the legs with walking can be of vascular origin or a result of spinal cord irritation by arthritic changes in the spine. If it is vascular it is called claudication. If spinal it is called neurogenic claudication. In any case you are of an age where a workup is warranted. ...Read more

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Moderate calf pain that radiates down back of leg towards ankle. Worse when walking and going up and down stairs. What could it be and what to do?

Muscle strain: There are many potential causes of calf pain, the most common of which is a muscle strain. Try to ice the area and take an anti-inflammatory medicine such as Ibuprofen (with food) for relief. If you are experiencing chest pain or trouble breathing with these symptoms, however, then you should call your doctor immediately, as this could indicate a more worrisome cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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About 3 miles into my 5 mile walk, I have pain in the back of my left leg like behind my knee and down the calf, this has been going on for a month?

About 3 miles into my 5 mile walk, I have pain in the back of my left leg like behind my knee and down the calf, this has been going on for a month?

Knee & leg pain: You MAY have a structural issue going on w/your knee. Please see your doc. He she/may refer you to a specialist or suggest physical therapy or medication. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Spinal Stenosis: If leg pain is not vascular (PAD- peripheral artery disease) in origin, consider evaluating the spine to make sure you don't have any spine related issues like a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Knee pain: May be Bakers cyst, tendonitis, hematoma though they should hurt more with exercise. Also though rarer in a male consider a clot, becasue clots are dangerous would f/u today with doctor /urgent care may need sonongram that can visualize clots, bakers cysts or a hematoma ...Read more

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Sciatica in my hip runs down the back of leg. It stops at my calf witch is now getting swollen. Very very painfull the hole leg I can't walk anywhere it killing me. What can I do?

Sciatica in my hip runs down the back of leg. It stops at my calf witch is now getting swollen. Very very painfull the hole leg I can't walk anywhere it killing me. What can I do?

As usual, c PCP.: Pain down a leg, swelling and pain in the calf, pain so severe that it impairs gait and can barely walk--something serious is going on. Could be severe lumbar spine, hip or knee disorder, clot in a leg vein (thrombophlebitis), a dissecting popliteal cyst in back of knee, or a dissecting artey in your leg. Get to the doc, now. ...Read more

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Left foot numb back of outer calf sore down to ankle. Sometimes stumble when walk. Came on suddenly no injury and no over extertion?

Left foot numb back of outer calf sore down to ankle. Sometimes stumble when walk. Came on suddenly no injury and no over extertion?

Should see dr: This is obviously not normal a and the etiology must be figured out. A pinched nerve in your back may be the cause. ...Read more

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Clean garage 2 days ago. Woke up today low back hurting and r calf cramping when I walk. No risk for dvt but badhealth anxiety. Should I worry dvt?

Clean garage 2 days ago. Woke up today low back hurting and r calf cramping when I walk. No risk for dvt but badhealth anxiety. Should I worry dvt?

See answer: Not able to offer specific advise without examining you. Some of the risk factors that increase the likelihood of DVT are: family history of venous thrombosis, recent surgery, immobilization (bed rest, long plane or car rides), smoking, injury, obesity, IV drug use, previous DVT or PE, estrogen or testosterone medication. Tenderness on deep palpation of the calf is often present with DVT. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old male with muscle twitching all over my body. Sometimes my shoulder and back get sore. Also, right calf weakness but I am able to walk?

I am 24 year old male with muscle twitching all over my body. Sometimes my shoulder and back get sore. Also, right calf weakness but I am able to walk?

See a neurologist: This could be something simple like nerves and anxiety or a very serious neurologic disease. Please see a neurologist and get checked. ...Read more

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My right hip pops in my lower back when I do sit ups & causes calf cramps & inner hip pain after walking why? & is this some type of hip displacement?

Snapping Hip: This could be snapping hip syndrome usually caused by a tendon around your hip that moves as you flex or bend your hip causing to snap/pop as it goes around your hip bone. Physical therapy to stretch these muscles may help. ...Read more