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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?

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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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

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Left Ankle swelling immediatewith activity better with Rest/elevation. Hx of DVT 3 yrs ago. Fell week ago and tweaked it. No calf pain but sole aches.?

Left Ankle swelling immediatewith activity better with Rest/elevation. Hx of DVT 3 yrs ago. Fell week ago and tweaked it. No calf pain but sole aches.?

What exactly did: You tweak? The ankle? The sole? If your pain is solely in the sole (no pun intended) then perhaps you just have plantar fascitis.... ...Read more

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Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance

Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance

Be seen: Especially since you are having shortness of breath, you need to be seen to make sure you are not having some kind of complication such as a pulmonary embolus for example. Not to say that you are, but that it would be wise to be seen and 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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Ankle surgery 12/8 pain in calf, back and chest. Shortness of breath dizziness and toes are swollen as well don't feel right and don't know what to do?

Ankle surgery 12/8 pain in calf, back and chest. Shortness of breath dizziness and toes are swollen as well don't feel right and don't know what to do?

Could be serious...: When a person with recent surgery starts gets calf pain, swollen toes, shortness of breath, and dizziness, the general recommendation is to call 911 and go to the E.R. by ambulance. The E.R. doctor will evaluate her to see if she has a blood clot in her leg veins, because such a blood clot can travel to her lungs and block blood flow to her lungs, causing shortness of breath and sometimes death. ...Read more

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Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in calf and thigh, nausea, dizziness and unexplained bruises and overall not feeling good heart rate elevated?

Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in calf and thigh, nausea, dizziness and unexplained bruises and overall not feeling good heart rate elevated?

See a doctor today: You could have a blood clot in the leg. If you are are having any shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, or your pulse is over 100 at rest - you should go to the Emergency Room now to get tested. ...Read more

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Post op day 6 ankle arthroscopy having severe pain in calf shin and top of foot er ruled out blood clots heart rate in er was 130- 150 what's doing it?

Post op day 6 ankle arthroscopy having severe pain in calf shin and top of foot er ruled out blood clots heart rate in er was 130- 150 what's doing it?

Post op ankle pain: Post op day 6 ankle arthroscopy having severe pain in calf shin and top of foot er ruled out blood clots heart rate in er was 130- 150 what's doing it? ANS: I would go to the Dr team that did procedure and ask them to examine you and give you the answer. Can't tell from here. ...Read more

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I get occasional strange leg calf pain. Is this worrying?

"strange"?: It would need to be specified as to the location, duration, nature, what brings it on or when it is felt...
Will be happy to answer your questions then! ...Read more

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I am experiencing calf pain and leg pain.

I am experiencing calf pain and leg pain.

Better be seen.: There is a host of possible conditions that could be causing your calf and leg pain. Without more detail it is difficult to be specific on any one of them. The most problematic condition is the possibility of a blood clot. Because of this, you really should be evaluated, and right soon. Failure to recognize and treat a clot could be catastrophic. ...Read more

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After sitting and rising left leg threatens to collapse. Once several steps. All ok some pain in calf?

After sitting and rising left leg threatens to collapse. Once several steps. All ok some pain in calf?

Leg weakness: This scenario suggests extension related or change in posture related nerve compression. If persistent should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain in calf on left leg when bending to that side and pain in calf thigh and butt when getting up from sitting?

Pinched nerve.: You may have a pinched nerve. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can sort out your symptoms, and come up with an appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more

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Bf woke up w/ bad charlie horse pain in calf. His leg was really stiff & still won't relax completely. He has had 2 "attacks" this am. What to do?

Drink water: If it doesn't go away with hydration or there is swelling or injury to that legs he needs to be seen by a doctor today as this could be a sign of a serious condition called a dvt. ...Read more

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I have been getting some intermittent leg/calf pain at night while at rest for 4 days I am 17 years old and I am wondering. If this is life threatenin?

I have been getting some intermittent leg/calf pain at night while at rest for 4 days I am 17 years old and I am wondering. If this is life threatenin?

Not if intermittent: If pain is present mainly during rest at night, it sounds like muscle fatigue which could be related to a change in exercise or training or dehydration. If pain is reduced with stretches and walking, it should resolve soon. See a doctor if pain is progressiive or your calf is swollen or discolored. ...Read more

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Calf pain & tightness on left & right leg?

Calf Pain: There is a very dangerous medical condition called deep vein thrombosis. If you are describing warm red swollen calfs you need to get to a medical center urgently.

If you have chest pain or shortness of breath or are coughing please make this more than urgent. It can be an emergency. ...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