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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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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Leg mildy hurts near lower ankle right side of leg not in the calf. Doesn't hurt to touch. Hurts sometimes to walk but not always. Possible causes?

Leg mildy hurts near lower ankle right side of leg not in the calf. Doesn't hurt to touch. Hurts sometimes to walk but not always. Possible causes?

Get checked: There could be a number of reasons; possibilities include a musculoskeletal problem such as a sprain, ligament or tendon or a bone problem particularly if you had injury recently to that foot. Other possibilities include issues such as inflammatory or less likely infectious. Should get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Cramping calf-to-ankle after running, gets sore for next few days. Was just walking, felt pop in lower leg. Sharp pain initially, now dull pain. Full mvmnt

Cramping calf-to-ankle after running, gets sore for next few days. Was just walking, felt pop in lower leg. Sharp pain initially, now dull pain. Full mvmnt

Pop sounds Bad.: Feeling a pop in a calf, especially under the circumstances you have given, is certainly concerning. I would recommend that you see a specialist for a evaluation of your calf. Pops can be an indication of a slight tear that could lead to something more serious. Second guessing this potential problem is just not worth it. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of my ankle while walking, mild pain when touch, when walking the pain is felt in my lower back calf.

Pain in the back of my ankle while walking, mild pain when touch, when walking the pain is felt in my lower back calf.

Tendonitis likely: Sounds like achilles tendonitis if the pain originates from that thick tendon on your heel up to your calf. The most dangerous thing would be a blood clot in your leg, typically occurs after travel or sedentary lifestyle and you get swelling in leg. If calf is swollen and you recently traveled, see your doctor quickly. If tender on the tendon anti inflammatories would be best if stomach OK. ...Read more

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Lower leg under calf hurts when sitting or layng down not when walking no redness or swelling been going on for 4 days now?

Lower leg under calf hurts when sitting or layng down not when walking no redness or swelling been going on for 4 days now?

Leg pain: Pain in the leg can have many different causes including disorders affecting the nerve, soft tissue, bones and blood vessels.

Pulses need to be checked and evaluated by a physician to start, and if the blood vessels look fine, then can think about musculoskeletal cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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Hi, I keep getting a cramp in my left calf when I walk for approx 10 mins and have to stop, the pain is also to the front of my lower left leg?

Hi, I keep getting a cramp in my left calf when I walk for approx 10 mins and have to stop, the pain is also to the front of my lower left leg?

Claudication et. Al.: The symptoms seem straight forward and can either be of a minor, medium or serious problem. Not knowing your age, vascular and general health levels, it is impossible to pin the true issue down. A simple evaluation could easily separate the potential causes of your cramping and pain. ...Read more

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Tight feeling on lower leg on the side from were the calf ends to ankle but from the side hurts when I walk but comes as it please help.

Tight feeling on lower leg on the side from were the calf ends to ankle but from the side hurts when I walk but comes as it please help.

Many factors: It sounds as if you might have achilles bursitis. A bursa acts as a cushion and lubricant between tendons/muscles that slide over bone. The retrocalcaneal bursa is located in the back of the ankle by the heel and forms a cushion between the large achilles tendon which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. There is also a syndrome known as achilles tendinitis. Please see your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Very scared! Started walking 45min a night 2weeks ago. Feel like I have a charlie horse -right lower calf. No DVT risk but my weight. Cld it be dvt?

Very scared! Started walking 45min a night 2weeks ago. Feel like I have a charlie horse -right lower calf. No DVT risk but my weight. Cld it be dvt?

See below: It is more likely to be a muscle strain. This is very common in people who suddenly start doing exercise that they are not used to. However, it is always best to be seen by a doctor to make sure it is nothing serious like a dvt. ...Read more

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I am 67, active, play tennis 2 or3 times a week. In the past 6 months to year, I have increasing lower leg (calf, etc.) pain during and after exercise. I don't feel like I am walking with good form.

I am 67, active, play tennis 2 or3 times a week. In the past 6 months to year, I have increasing lower leg (calf, etc.) pain during and after exercise. I don't feel like I am walking with good form.

Tight calf: Most likely you have tight calf muscles- very common, need to do stretching exercises- see a physical therapist to be taught what to do, could be achilles tendonitis or a partial tear of the achilles tendon- that needs to be checked by a pod. Or md. ...Read more

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Sudden onset r calf pain, worse with standing and walking. Lower leg edema, no redness, not warm. Have been dx'd with scleroderma or dile, related?

Sudden onset r calf pain, worse with standing and walking. Lower leg edema, no redness, not warm. Have been dx'd with scleroderma or dile, related?

Related.: Scleroderma is associated with vascular problems, including DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Your symptoms suggest DVT and merits an immediate visit to the nearest hospital emergency dept for anticoagulant therapy. Dvt can lead to a pulmonary embolism which can be fatal. ...Read more

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I experience a sharp pain in my lower left leg when I jog between my calf and shin it feels like a pinched nerve and twitches but seems ok if I walk?

I experience a sharp pain in my lower left leg when I jog between my calf and shin it feels like a pinched nerve and twitches but seems ok if I walk?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Small red and sore bumps on lower left leg, pain in calf area and hurts to walk, only left leg only?

Small red and sore bumps on lower left leg, pain in calf area and hurts to walk, only left leg only?

Pain in calf: That makes it difficult to walk is definitely something you want to have looked at by your provider! The rash may or may not be related. Deep vein thrombosis sometimes present with pain in the calf region as well as swelling, warmth and redness. Get it physically looked at for a definitive diagnosis! ...Read more

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Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

See doc: A hard lump should be evaluated by a doc especially if it hurts and is associated with nerve symptoms. An MRI may be necessary and a biopsy if it is not evident as to what it is. ...Read more

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My right hip pops in my lower back when I do sit ups & causes calf cramps & inner hip pain after walking why? & is this some type of hip displacement?

Snapping Hip: This could be snapping hip syndrome usually caused by a tendon around your hip that moves as you flex or bend your hip causing to snap/pop as it goes around your hip bone. Physical therapy to stretch these muscles may help. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in the left lower part of my body right above my leg. It gets worse if I walk a lot. What is it?

I get a sharp pain in the left lower part of my body right above my leg. It gets worse if I walk a lot. What is it?

Need more specifics: In the back of the knee it could be hamstring tendinopathy, a bakers cyst, a blood clot or other things...In the front of the knee it could be a muscle strain, patella problems, quad tendinimopaghy or other things, you really need a better exam to clarify. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Area of pain: Often details the reason. Knee, ankle pain would obviously imply a joint problem. Pain/fatigue in the calves that increases with increasing exercise implies a circulatory problem. Pain with swelling in one lower leg is actually an emergency since the circulatory problem can be a blood clot that could come loose and go to the lung. This would be pain ALL the Time and generally a LOT of swelling. ...Read more

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Pain lower right side. Female 21 yrs old pain since 7pm and its now 1100 pm sharp fell it when I lay dwn and move around or up walking. Felt it n leg?

Lower jaw pain: Pain not caused by a stimulus but one that lingers or gets worse is something you should have checked out as soon as possible. It sounds like irreversible pulpitis (an abscess) and it won't go away on its own. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back that extends down my right leg. I can not lift my leg without help and walking hurts?

I have pain in my lower back that extends down my right leg. I can not lift my leg without help and walking hurts?

Disk: If this problem has just occurred recently and you don't have a history of back problems, a disk is likely the source of your pain. You should be evaluated by a physician to make sure the weakness is not progressive or serious. You should be evaluated today or tomorrow if possible. If you have any changes in bowel or bladder habits or increase in weakness please go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Pain on my lower back spread to my upper left leg' it huts a lot when I stand and start walking. It's ok when am sitting or in bed.?

Pain on my lower back spread to my upper left leg' it huts a lot when I stand and start walking. It's ok when am sitting or in bed.?

Low Back & Up Leg Pn: Did symptoms start out of the blue or did some trauma occur to your back? When standing or walking, do symptoms lessen if you are bent forward? Does it completely resolve with sitting or laying in bed? Could be dealing with spinal stenosis (narrowing around your spinal nerve roots OR around your spinal cord). If conservative measures fail to ease symptoms, then MRI lumbar spine is prob warranted. ...Read more

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I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years. But now I feel pain while walking?

I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years. But now I feel pain while walking?

Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 cm. In size when nodal lesions noted but rare when pain noted especially on walking. Must rule out some form of claudication unless pain directly related to pressure on lesion. ...Read more

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Would RSD of the lower leg cause it to throb after walking several blocks?

Would RSD of the lower leg cause it to throb after walking several blocks?

Rsd: Rsd or crps. Is scientifically sympathetic nervous system problem which is in control of circulation so that symptom is not surprising hopefully ur treatment is to maximize your activity level and functioning so that limb doesn't lose muscle etc ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in lower leg/ankle area after walking and what could it be from?

What should I do about pain in lower leg/ankle area after walking and what could it be from?

See below: Most likely from improper support. Get a pair of orthotics to put into your shoes to support the foot and ankle. For the pain try using ice, stretching and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My lower right leg feels numb and sometimes it means I struggle to walk. What could this be? K

My lower right leg feels numb and sometimes it means I struggle to walk. What could this be? K

See a physician: Would need more history to get an idea of the cause. Numbness means the nerves that carry sensation from your leg to the brain (sensory nerves)are suffering an impairment. Rather than try and guess where the problem is located I think it's time to see a physician, who will hopefully diagnose the problem. He or she may order some studies or send you to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Severe pain in lower right abdnom and right side of lower back down all of right leg hard to walk?

Severe pain in lower right abdnom and right side of lower back down all of right leg hard to walk?

Medical treatment: You need medical treatment, if your pain is that severe it may be your appendix, your ovary, a renal stone, etc. See if someone can take you to the er. ...Read more

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When I sit for ten minutes the back of my lower leg burns when I walk and I limp alote because of it what should I do?

When I sit for ten minutes the back of my lower leg burns when I walk and I limp alote because of it what should I do?

Nerve issues: Burning pain is usually associated with some type of nerve irritation. Associated with sitting for some time and then going to stand, wonder about compression occurring at the back of the knee putting pressure on the popliteal. Baker's cyst in knee? Also, pressure on the sciatic nerve from sitting due to SI joint dysfunction is possible, but more associated with buttock/thigh pain. Need eval. ...Read more