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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 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 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