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Pain In The Lower Calf That Gets Better With Walking
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
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
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
Pain in lower leg right under right calf and the bottom of calf only hurts when I walk a certain way on it when resting no pain at all?
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
Lower leg under calf hurts when sitting or layng down not when walking no redness or swelling been going on for 4 days now?
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
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
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
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?
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.
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?
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
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
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?
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?
Shiny dry skin on lower legs but not ankles or feet, calf pain I'm walking only if I'm carrying heavy things. Peripheral artery disease?
PAD 16 yo F: Very rare to be PAD at your age. Carry lighter things. Ask you Dr to feel the pulses in your feet. ...Read more
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?
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
I have dull lower right abdoman pain until I stand up and start to walk. Then is it sharp and I double over. The pain someyimes goes into my leg.
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
Two days, after I ran 10k, I started to feel pain on my lower leg (also when I walk). It is cracking a lot too. What can it be?
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
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
Try support: You may just need an orthotic for more support and alignment of your foot and leg. ...Read more
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
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
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
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