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16 yrs old, pain on outer side of calf near knee for 2 weeks. No known injury. Pain is on and of, not linked to any specific movement. Strain? Clot?

16 yrs old, pain on outer side of calf near knee for 2 weeks. No known injury.  Pain is on and of, not linked to any specific movement. Strain? Clot?

Sprain/strain likely: Doubt clot if you are active and have no clotting abnormalities. Clot pain usually more center calf. Try rest, heat, NSAIDs for pain. Stretching may help. Knee brace might also provide stability while healing. ...Read more

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Sharp pain traveling on outer right calf between knee and ankle for 7 years. 3 mri's 3 ct's, 2 vein ultrasounds, xrays, all negative, tried nuerontin?

Sharp pain traveling on outer right calf between knee and ankle for 7 years. 3 mri's 3 ct's, 2 vein ultrasounds, xrays,  all negative, tried nuerontin?

Neuropathic Pain: Have you had a nerve conduction study or EMG? Was there a rash there several years ago? I'm wondering if this could possibly be a post-herpetic neuralgia. If there is a history of shingles on that body part, this could be the underlying cause. Consider seeing a Neurologist and/or a Pain specialist and maybe a podiatrist. The origin of the pain could be your foot. ...Read more

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Why does the outside of my leg hurt, especially when i stand on my tiptoes? Haven't done anything out of the ordinary. I have had this pain more than once, never lasts more than a few days. It's not my calf and not my ankle. Definitely on the outer part o

You : You seem to be referring to the peroneal muscles, which help with the motion of standing on your tip-toes. I can't give you an official diagnosis over the internet, but it almost sounds like you're straining your peroneal muscles. You might be best to see a podiatrist who can perform a biomechanical examination on you to determine if there is some sort of structural thing in your feet or legs that is causing your peroneals to be overused. Some specific stretching exercises might help, and if this becomes a chronic thing, some kind of orthotic worn in the shoes may also help. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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About 4-5 times a day I get this warm sensation going down the left outer calf of my leg, I have no pain no redness and no warmth to the touch. ?

About 4-5 times a day I get this warm sensation going down the left outer calf of my leg, I have no pain no redness and no warmth to the touch.  ?

Severl possibilities: Exist and thus you should be seen first by your primary care MD.Then they can evaluate for referred pain from GI or Gyn sources. additional Ortho possibilities include: Iliotibial band syndrome,hip issues or muscle strain vs muscle spasm vs sciatica.Since the treatment differs but most involve a trial of physical therapy and/or antiinflammatories,we need to be sure of the diagnosis.Keep me updated ...Read more

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My ankle is swollen with pain radiating up calf and a weird lump underneath the outer side of my ankle is this normal since years ago i broke it?

My ankle is swollen with pain radiating up calf and a weird lump underneath the outer side of my ankle is this normal since years ago i broke it?

Ankle pain: Without x-ray or MRI it is not easy to come up with a diagnosis. However, 3 years after an ankle fracture it is certainly possible to develop post-traumatic arthritis. The "lump" could be proliferative bone from the fracture. The calf pain could be a secondary compensation for limitation of motion in the joint. That said, any time there is swelling and calf pain it is important to rule out a clot. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme pain on the outer part of my knee, lower thigh and calf?

What could cause extreme pain on the outer part of my knee, lower thigh and calf?

Some thoughts...: This sounds like ileotibial band syndrome (itb syndrome) the it band is a broad band of fascia that runs along the outer part of your thigh to below the knee. It holds the muscle in, but can create a friction syndrome and a bursitis along the outer part of the knee. This pain can be very sharp. Stretching as well as foam roller therapy and rest can be useful to prevent this condition. ...Read more

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Pain in the outer side of left calf when walking sometimes and now while that hurts my whole left foot will get tingly. ?

Pain in the outer side of left calf when walking sometimes and now while that hurts my whole left foot will get tingly. ?

Peripheral neuropath: Possibilities are several. Commonly peripheral neuropathy. If there is swelling of the lower extremity you may also want to rule out blot clot (DVT). OTHERWISE just a good physical examination by a qualified physician can pin point the causes. ...Read more

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