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Woke up with ++ pain in left calf. Query leg spasm. 2 hrs later, still there. Hurts to weightbear or flex. No swell or warmth. DVT? On the patch.

Woke up with ++ pain in left calf. Query leg spasm. 2 hrs later, still there. Hurts to weightbear or flex. No swell or warmth.  DVT? On the patch.

Get it checked: I won't take a chance. Go to emergency room and get an U/S of the leg to rule out DVT. See a doctor there right away. ...Read more

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Lower back also pain in the left calf of leg one dr says physical therapy to strenght lower back. My family dr says i need the injection in my back therapy wont take the pain away I have degerant arthrsis. The pain in my left calf of the leg is very pain

Lower back also pain in the left calf of leg one dr says physical therapy to strenght lower back. My family dr says i need the injection in my back  therapy wont take the pain away I have degerant arthrsis. The pain in my left calf of the leg is very pain

Back : Back pain shooting down the left leg is called sciatica. Sciatica results when a disk, bone spur or stenosis pinches the sciatic nerve as it leaves the back and goes into the leg. Treatment for sciatica include rest, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery. Initial treatment is usually rest, anti-inflammatories followed by physical therapy. People who do not respond may go onto steroid injections and/or surgery. Sometimes patients skip physical therapy if the pain is severely aggregated by movement. This maybe why one doctor is recommending steroid injection first. Today there are minimally invasive options for disk surgery. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk disease and sciatica. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would cause sudden onset of noticeable swelling in left calf of leg and left forearm? No pain, just continuously swollen for 4-5 days. No injury

More information....: There are many potential problems that can trigger these symptoms, for example, blot clots, infection, inflammatory diseases. If this is new to you and just for a few days see your doctor as soon as possible, if severe go to the emergency department near you. ...Read more

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Heavy pain in left calf and shin, deep inside leg. Doctor gave me steroid shot in left hip. Pain stopped in 3 days. Heal/bottom foot now herts?

Heavy pain in left calf and shin, deep inside leg.  Doctor gave me steroid shot in left hip.  Pain stopped in 3 days. Heal/bottom foot now herts?

It is possible: You were applying to much stress to the foot due to your original pain and as a result developed plantar fascitiis. But my recommendation would be to follow up with thet doctor who gave you the shot. ...Read more

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Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Could be serious: I think your problem could be one of many possible scenarios . The most important disease to rule out immediately is whether you have venous blood clot called dvt. I would suggest you see your primary care provider immediately and have him check you. ...Read more

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There is a pain in my left leg(calf area) specially when i ride a motorbike,and i even have sciatica problem..what steps should i take to cure it?

There is a pain in my left leg(calf area) specially when i ride a motorbike,and i even have sciatica problem..what steps should i take to cure it?

Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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I have chf, colitis. I have a horrible pain in my calf on left leg that keeps getting worse. Its hard to walk up stairs and hard to breath?

I have chf, colitis. I have a horrible pain in my calf on left leg that keeps  getting worse. Its hard to walk up stairs and  hard to breath?

Seek attention!: Calf pains, particularly associated with chest pains or difficulty breathing may be a sign of a deep venous thrombosis (blood clot), possibly a pulmonary embolus. Seek immediate care to evaluate a possible clot that may require blood thinners or result in a fatal embolus. ...Read more

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