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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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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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I run 15-20 miles/week and lately have had horrible inner calf pain that radiates from ankle to knee, what is this?

Overuse injury maybe: You may be suffering from the initial stages of an overuse injury. If you have pain along the tibial (shin) bone, you need to be examined by your trainer, therapist or physician. Try decreasing the mileage or intensity of your regimen for a week or two by limiting the impact aerobic exercise (running, jumping, etc.). Your response to this training change will help your examiner formulate a tx plan. Read more

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I woke up from radiating back knee calf pain to the ankle. Itwas relieved after taking diclofenac. What could be thepossible diagnosis?

I woke up from radiating back knee calf pain to the ankle. Itwas relieved after taking diclofenac. What could be thepossible diagnosis?

See details: Your description is not specific enough but possible causes including knee issues teat, strain, tendinitis, etc) or muscle strains or pulls. If it persists, have it evaluated. Read more

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I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

Could be serious.: Hemihypertrophy can mean a difference in length of the leg as well as girth of the leg. If you have suddenly noticed a difference in girth with searing calf pain and pitting edema, you need to go to the ER immediately because of the possibility of a blood clot. I believe in playing it safe since failure to treat could have devastating consequences. Read more

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Pinching pain in left calf midway between ankle & knee when standing up and straightening knee. Lasts only a few seconds. Recently diagnosed with?

Pinching pain in left calf midway between ankle & knee when standing up and straightening knee. Lasts only a few seconds. Recently diagnosed with?

? Recent travel: With any type of discomfort in the calf which increases with stretch of those muscle u must always be concerned of a blood clot especially if you have been immobile (eg long train, car or plane ride) for a while. Another possibility includes some tightness and muscle strain in the area. If u have recently traveled or been immobile or have some swelling in that ankle or leg you should see a doctor. Read more

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Very bad sciatica pain on the left side but pain is worse on calf and ankle. MRI showed broad disc bulge L5/S1 with no obvious compression.

Very bad sciatica pain on the left side but pain is worse on calf and ankle. MRI showed broad disc bulge L5/S1 with no obvious compression.

If symptoms: Don't improve with conservative care piriformis syndrome can produce sciatica. This underdiagnosed cause of sciatica can often respond to steroid injection into the piriformis muscle. A physical medicine consult may help assess for this. Read more

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Have been having pain from my knees calfs shin ankle and feet in both legs and its painful and I have these vissible bumps under the skin on calfs.?

Have been having pain from my knees calfs shin ankle and feet in both legs and its painful and I have these vissible bumps under the skin on calfs.?

Many things: Could cause your symptoms including neuropathy, blood clots, vascular insufficiency, arthritis and metabolic abnormalities. You should seek an evaluation by a health care professional who can examine you. This is not diagnosable without an examination. All of these possibilities are treatable but some can be life threatening. Don't wait to be evaluated. Read more

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2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.

2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.

This may be related: To anyone of several possible causes. Sometimes, even though the nerve that may have had some compression on it does not immediately respond to surgery or if you had surgery especially 2 so close that just manipulation of nerve may cause inflammation. Also one has to make sure you did not develop a blood clot in leg post op. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Scar tissue can form now. Read more

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I have a pain in my leg between calf and ankle after a short running. What should I do?

I have a pain in my leg between calf and ankle after a short running. What should I do?

Go to ER: Once u make the complaint a clot needs to be ruled out. Better safe than sorry. Read more

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I had a knee scope 8/29/13. After 5 months of physical therapy, I started to jog 1/2 mile (no pain).When I jogged 1 mile; pain 1/2 ankle, calf, butt.

Muscle pain: Sounds like you are having muscle pains. Not sure what was done @ your 'scope' but your symptoms suggest that it may not be a factor... Try stretching your hamstrings and calf muscles before and after your 1/2 mile jog... Then slowly (over a 2 wk period) gradually increase your distance to a mile. If symptoms still persist see your orthopedic surgeon. Best of luck! 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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I have severe calf pain when walking. My leg and ankle are swollen. I have hbp, high cholestoral. Pain started in rt. Calf, has now moved to the lt.

I have severe calf pain when walking. My leg and ankle are swollen. I have hbp, high cholestoral. Pain started in rt. Calf, has now moved to the lt.

As a precaution I: Would recommend a duplex ultrasound to rule out a clot. I would consider the possibility of a side effect of possible cholesterol lowering medication you may be taking. Read more

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Sprained ankle on 11-13 swelling not going down foot cold and pale pain in calf and thigh. On crutches and off foot entirely. Pain unbearable at times?

Sprained ankle on 11-13 swelling not going down foot cold and pale pain in calf and thigh. On crutches and off foot entirely. Pain unbearable at times?

See a specialist: You don't mention having it properly examined. In addition to a full examination, proper diagnostic testing including X-rays and perhaps an MRI will be useful. The condition (if occurred on Nov 13) is more than 6 weeks. The fact that you remain on crutches is of concern. See an orthopedist or podiatrist to have a proper assessment made. Read more