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I have calf pain, tingling in feet. What should I do?

I have calf pain, tingling in feet. What should I do?

Neuropathy: Sounds like you could be having a nerve problem from either tarsal tunnel / nerve impingement / or even a diabetic neuropathy - depending on the exact distribution of your symptoms, and whether or not they are symmetric in both legs. ...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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Was walking fast in the rain, stepped down and felt pop in calf muscle. It hurt a lot last night, I could walk but iced and took IB. Foot Tingling.

Was walking fast in the rain, stepped down and felt pop in calf muscle. It hurt a lot last night, I could walk but iced and took IB. Foot Tingling.

Partial tear: Usually this history means a partial tear of one the calf muscles. The medial head of the gastrocnemius is the most common. Tingling may just be from some swelling around the nerve. I expect that to resolve within a few days. Rest, ice a calf sleeve and wearing supportive shoes with heels should all help you. Don't stretch it. Ibuprofen optional. Healing usually in 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Numb foot. Tingling calf pains in thighs. Seen gp suspects nerve. Referred hospital. Who will i see & what tests. What can this be. No pains back. Tha?

Numb foot. Tingling calf pains in thighs. Seen gp suspects nerve. Referred hospital. Who will i see & what tests. What can this be. No pains back. Tha?

Nerve entrapment : Numbness ; tingling symptoms are generally the result of nerve entrapment ;/or compression on the nerve. Can originate from the back or osseous ligamentous tunnels where the nerve passes through on its way to the feet. A good neurological examination, ; nerve conduction studies can be helpful. ...Read more

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Sudden calf pain on both legs, the same, tingling in feet,no chest pains,breathing normal, no swelling. Less pain w/ exercise+massage, then comes back?

Sudden calf pain on both legs, the same, tingling in feet,no chest pains,breathing normal, no swelling. Less pain w/ exercise+massage, then comes back?

Not a clot: It sounds like a muscle spasm ("Charley-horse") but hard to say without examination. Blood clot is unlikely without swelling. Infection should be ruled out - do you have fever? ...Read more

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I am in excruciating pain in hip morning also down whole leg with foot tingling. at night severe pain can't sl. walking unbearable?

I am in excruciating pain in hip morning also down whole leg with foot tingling. at night severe pain can't sl. walking unbearable?

Be seen: There are a number of possibilities; usually of a neurological origin such as "sciatica, or vascular. A good exam and appropriate studies would likely yield an accurate diagnosis. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Getting vibrations in big toe and tingling in foot, happens more after I do back exercise. Could this come from my back? No pain in leg.

Getting vibrations in big toe and tingling in foot, happens more after I do back exercise. Could this come from my back? No pain in leg.

Yes: It can be from your back and it can be from in your foot. This can be disambiguated through a thorough history and physical. Sometimes tests are helpful. ...Read more

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Jogged 10 miles, severe foot pain & calf pain?

Jogged 10 miles, severe foot pain & calf pain?

Rest: God gave us a brain so we didn't have to outrun the dinosaurs. All runners eventually have foot, knee, ankle, hip or back problems. Rest, lower your milage, make sure you shoes are good, stretch and take it easy. ...Read more

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What could cause a dull pain in calf followed by tingling senation?

Could be your back: The most concerning diagnosis would be a herniated disc in your back. It is also possible that you have a simple strain of your calf. If your symptoms persist i would see a good local orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Had laminectomy surgery on l/4,l/5. Now have foot and calf pain. What is causing this?

Had laminectomy surgery on l/4,l/5. Now have foot and calf pain. What is causing this?

Nerve root: Selective irritation of the nerve root at L4/L5. Google "dermatomes", and you can see the nerve distribution for the lumbar nerves. There is probably some post-surgical swelling and inflammation at the site of the surgery which is causing this. Hopefully, it will get better over time. Try Boswella (a powerful anti-inflammatory herb) and topical DMSO ("horse liniment") available in a feed store ...Read more

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I have calf pain when I sit or lay down. Like a champ. And my foot feels like it is asleep.

 I have calf pain  when I sit or  lay down. Like a champ. And my foot feels like it is asleep.

Nothing Good: severe calf pain in a 39 year old girl without a history of trauma should make one concerned. This condition needs to evaluated by a professional and soon. Many questions need to asked and answered. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Dr. Gianni Persich
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Foot Tingling (Definition)

This is usually noted as a pins/needle sensation. Can be benign or associated with pain and numbness. There is a multitude of causes usually related to small fiber ...Read more