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Pain In Middle Of Calf
26, female. Pain in middle right calf off and on for about a week or two. Usually aching/throbbing, eventually goes away. No visual signs. No injury. Help?
Experiencing small sharp pinching pain in middle of calf for 2 days. Tonight felt larger sharp pinching pain behind knee that came and went. On birth control. Have recently been exercising more. DVT?
Pain below rib cage on both sides hurts when standing and especially when pushed on also pain in middle of back and sore calf 8yrboytype1diabetic?
Depends what pain: Is from. If it is muscular, stretching and strengthening exercises may help. If it is from bone pain, nerve pain, or even more worrisome, vascular issues such as a deep vein thrombosis, you will need to treat the underlying problem. Discuss with your physician as you will need a physical exam to identify the underlying issue. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Walk not run: You are building muscle mass in the calf by the pounding of the jogging. Build tone and not the muscle mass by stopping the pounding. Research has proven that running is not better than walking over the course of the "same distance". Stop running and start walking the same distance. ...Read more
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Not at all: Although mild differences are present in everyone, a sudden increase in the size of one calf is very concerning for deep venous thrombosis, a potentially life threatening, but easily treatable condition. If your calf has increased in size suddenly, you should have a doppler ultrasound study done today. ...Read more
Hematoma: These hematomas should go down over a long period of time 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
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Symmetry: Yes, most people aren't symmetrical Body builders strive to make their muscles symmetrical and they can't even get it quite right. If you have a deformity on calf, for example a lump, bump in one leg and not the other, I would see you doctor for evaluation. If both legs look normal with the exception of one being slightly larger, don't sweat it. ...Read more