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Achy & pinching pain in calf muscle that comes & goes. Feels good when I stretch it out. Is it a blood clot?

Achy & pinching pain in calf muscle that comes & goes. Feels good when I stretch it out. Is it a blood clot?

Doubtful: Classic findings with blood clot is increased pain and tenderness with stretching of the calf muscle. If the stretching of the gastrocnemius and solieus muscles improves the discomfort than that would be evidence against a blood clot ...Read more

Calf Pain (Definition)

Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more


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Pinching pain in left calf midway between ankle & knee when standing up and straightening knee. Lasts only a few seconds. Recently diagnosed with?

Pinching pain in left calf midway between ankle & knee when standing up and straightening knee. Lasts only a few seconds. Recently diagnosed with?

? Recent travel: With any type of discomfort in the calf which increases with stretch of those muscle u must always be concerned of a blood clot especially if you have been immobile (eg long train, car or plane ride) for a while. Another possibility includes some tightness and muscle strain in the area. If u have recently traveled or been immobile or have some swelling in that ankle or leg you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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After NCS and EMG, doctor says I have a pinched nerve, S1, causing my posterior calf pain. Can a pinched S1 cause this pain? Schedule a 2nd opinion?

After NCS and EMG, doctor says I have a pinched nerve, S1, causing my posterior calf pain. Can a pinched S1 cause this pain? Schedule a 2nd opinion?

Yes: S1 nerve injury often causes calf pain or pain down the back of the leg. A second opinion is never bad, but EMG confirmed S1 nerve injury seems pretty clear cut ...Read more

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Pain in calf signifies what?

Pain in calf signifies what?

Many things: Most common - cramps, but nerve compression in the low back, clot in the vein or artery problem, compartment syndrome is a possibility when pain increases with activity or is associated with trauma. ...Read more

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Can you die from calf pain?

Yes: I agree with dr. Rosen. Need to rule out blood clots on the legs as the clots can break off and travel to lung. People can die from blood clots in the lung. Now, other causes of calf pain- will also include restless leg syndrome; related to iron deficiency ; muscle problems (inflammation or sprain etc) and many more. Need to know what the cause is- that is important. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I exercise with out calf pain?

Should not have: Recurrent calf pain is a symptom of a problem. Start with your family doctor. A vascular ultrasound is a useful initial exam. Most causes can be helped. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about calf pain?

How much should I worry about calf pain?

Depends: It depends on the severity, frequency as well as the when and how.
What makes it better or worse. One leg, both legs. Is it associated with swelling? Are there general health issues?
Are you at risk for peripheral vascular disease? Do you have low spinal problems.
Or does this come on only after vigorous exercise? ...Read more

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Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Possible muscle tear: You are in the correct age range to sustain a variable tear of the muscle belly of the calf (gastrocnemius) muscle in its muscle belly just below the knee joint. With such injury a hematoma may form within the muscle which can cause considerable pain until the hematoma resolves slowly with time, compression, rest and ice. ...Read more

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How should I treat severe left calf pain?

Depends on the cause: Calf pain can develop from a partial tear of the calf muscle, a blood clot, a ruptured baker's cyst from behind the knee, contusion/hematoma, strain due to altered gait/limping or it can be referred pain, often from nerve irritation from the lumbar spine. How you treat calf pain differs depending on the diagnosis. Until you see a physician, pain meds, limiting your weight-bearing & icing can help. ...Read more

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What could cause calf pain for over a week?

What could cause calf pain for over a week?

First and foremost: A clot in the leg which is considered a medical emergency. Always better safe than sorry, with the info you provided you need to seek immediate attention.
If you can provide more detail so that we no longer think it is a clot then that would be fine, but this needs to be checked out and advise you to go to urgent care or ER.
If you are female, smoke or on birth control or obese risk increases. ...Read more

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I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

Strain/partial tear: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more

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Anybody have any remedies to help with calf pain?

Find the cause: There are lots of things than can be causing calf pain from simple over-use to vascular disease. The answer depends greatly on your medical history. You need to see your doc to find the cause of the pain and treat this cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: calf pain?

What is the definition or description of: calf pain?

Literally, it just: Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she feels it might be. ...Read more

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What can I do about calf pain if meds aren't helping?

What can I do about calf pain if meds aren't helping?

Med eval: See your physician to determine the cause. Although it could be a localized issue, calf pain can also be related to conditions like sciatica or claudication. Determination of cause will help to direct appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do about calf pain if the meds aren't helping?

Get the diagnosis: Calf pain can have many causes. Have you been given a diagnosis yet? Muscle strains, knee joint problems, a ruptured bakers cyst, blood clots, referred/nerve pain from the low back are all relatively common causes of calf pain. It's time to see your doc for the first time or for follow up if you are not improving. ...Read more

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Calf pain for more than 2 months? Time to see someone?

Calf pain/two months: Yes you are right, you should see a doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why I get constant calf pain?

Could use expert help with why I get constant calf pain?

Have the US study: Need to rule out a blood clot in the deep veins of the calf first. ...Read more