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Doctor insights on: Pain In The Calf Muscles Of The Leg

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Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?

Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?

Multiple reasons for: Multiple reasons for calf tightness. If associated with exercise may be overuse and muscle spasm. If pain runs up and down the back of leg with swelling and redness may to due to vein inflammation or phlebitis. If not resolved with warm compress and decrease in exercise see your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain in the calf and thigh muscles of both legs?

What causes severe pain in the calf and thigh muscles of both legs?

Lots of things: Severe calf pain can be due to intermittant claudication which you must address due to poor circulation. Upper thigh pain can also be due to poor circulation especially if you are a past smoker. Overexercise which causes cramping, and lack of stretching may also be a cause. Arthridities and neuromuscular disorders should also be addressed. I would see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Husband's right calf muscle is shrinking no pain or injury. About 1 1/2" difference. Leg is weaker.

Husband's right calf muscle is shrinking no pain or injury.  About 1 1/2" difference.  Leg is weaker.

See neurologist: Weakness of a muscle without injury, pain or disuse is usually due to a nerve problem. See a neurologist to check the cause out. Rarely an asymptomatic achilles tendon rupture can cause calf muscle wasting and weakness. ...Read more

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I hurt my back at work lifting. Now i'm getting pain down my leg and calf muscle. What should I do?

I hurt my back at work lifting. Now i'm getting pain down my leg and calf muscle. What should I do?

See back specialist: For a specific exercise description or possible referral to a physical therapist/ chiropractor... If not a disc problem, a muscle spasm is a common condition affecting the pain in the leg... ...Read more

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I have heat emanating from my right leg, between the sin and calf muscle, cause ?

I have heat emanating from my right leg, between the sin and calf muscle, cause ?

Infection/inflammed: Get it examined. You may have phlebitis or cellulitis of the leg- call now or go directly to the ER. ...Read more

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What could be causing my calf muscles to swell on both legs?

Calf muscle swelling: You need to see your clinician. Do you mean your muscles or just your lower legs in general? These have different differentials (and answers here on healthtap). ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in back of leg calf muscle and swelling in feet?

What can I do for this pain in back of leg calf muscle and swelling in feet?

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound. Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my left calf muscle in my left leg , what could it be ?

I have a sharp stabbing pain in my left calf muscle in my left leg , what could it be ?

Calf pain: this can be many things. could be anything from a blood clot, muscle strain, herniated disc (sciatica) or other things. If it continues you should see your doctor. ...Read more