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Playing soccer the other day I kneed myself in the calf and can't walk w/o a limp, should I go on crutches?

Playing soccer the other day I kneed myself in the calf and can't walk w/o a limp, should I go on crutches?

Crutches rest calf : You describe an injury to your calf (gastrocnemius) muscle. The blunt strike with your bent knee likely caused a local contusion or hematoma. This will magnify clinically with pain and local swelling. The muscle pain will cause irregular gait and a limp until the pain and swelling resolve. Most similar injuries heal fine but can be bothersome for several weeks. Seek eval if not better in 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

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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I have a pain in my knee and whenever i put weight or walk on my leg the pain flares up . What do I do to heal it i was playing soccer and i had hit it harder and my leg started to hurt. That was 3 weeks ago and now that I have to run now its going to be

I have a pain in my knee and whenever i put weight or walk on my leg the pain flares up . What do I do to heal it i was playing soccer and i had hit it harder and my leg started to hurt. That was 3 weeks ago and now that I have to run now its going to be

In : In the setting of an acute injury, the inability to bear weight (walk) without significant pain is a possible symptom of a fracture, ligament tear (especially if the knee is unstable), bruise of the joint surface, or meniscal tear. Swelling of the joint is an additional symptom that would increase the likelihood of a more significant injury. These symptoms following injury should be evaluated by your sports physician. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about the pain in my lower leg? I was playing soccer, and i was kicked on the outside of my lower leg. A little lower than midway. Where all the muscle is next to the shin bone. It hurt to walk on after it happened but went away as my

It's : It's possible you've fractured your fibula, which is the thin bone on the outside of your lower leg. If you haven't seen your doctor about this problem yet, i would recommend that you do so. An x-ray would determine whether you have a fracture; if that study is normal, you can treat your "soft tissue injury" (hematoma, contusion, etc.) with alternating ice and heat packs, range of motion exercises, over-the-counter pain medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen), and rest. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do? I was playing soccer when my friend tripped me. I then fell on my ankle, which is the one that i sprained four months ago. I can't walk on it, or put any weight on it. I don't know if I should use crutches or not! please help!

What should I do? I was playing soccer when my friend tripped me. I then fell on my ankle, which is the one that i sprained four months ago. I can't walk on it, or put any weight on it. I don't know if I should use crutches or not! please help!

I : I recommend that you let your parents know what has happened. I recommend that you be seen by a medical provider to determine the extent of damage to your ankle. In the mean time, rest your foot and ankle, . Your parents can provide you with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like motrin, or if they don't have this type of medication, tylenol (acetaminophen) can help the pain. It would be helpful for you to elevate your foot. Prop it up on soft pillows to help prevent swelling. Icing it can also help. Do you have a bag of frozen peas or corn in your fridge - this can be used without cutting open the bag. Can put on your ankle for 15 minutes several times a day. A light bandage can be used for gentle (never overly tight) compression. I recommend that you get your parent's help with this. ...Read more

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Why do I keep pulling my calf muscle when playing soccer?

Why do I keep pulling my calf muscle when playing soccer?

Past injuries: Once you have injured a muscle, it is more likely to be injured in the future. You can lessen this chance by strengthening the muscle off the field and performing adequate stretching before playing. ...Read more

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Scared of DVT. I have this pain in my upper calf. It hurts when I stretch it when I walk or touch it hard. Played soccer but did not hurt at the time.

Scared of DVT. I have this pain in my upper calf. It hurts when I stretch it when I walk or touch it hard. Played soccer but did not hurt at the time.

If concerned...: Get a venous Doppler (a form of ultrasound). However, if you are active as your soccer reference implies then I seriously doubt you have a DVT ...Read more

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Did I tear something?playing soccer and did something last night to ankle and this morning I can't walk on it at all. Hurts on side and middle ofankle

Did I tear something?playing soccer and did something last night to ankle and this morning I can't walk on it at all. Hurts on side and middle ofankle

Be seen: If you have injured your ankle badly enough that you can't walk on it, I would recommend you be seen to rule out a serious injury including a possible fracture. ...Read more

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Rolled over on my ankle while playing soccer yesterday. Today still really painful to move/walk, red, swollen. Should i get it checked?

Rolled over on my ankle while playing soccer yesterday. Today still really painful to move/walk, red, swollen. Should i get it checked?

Ankle sprain: For recovery, mild sprains can take 1-3 weeks, moderate sprains 2-6 weeks, severe sprains can take several months to recover. It would be better to see a doctor just to be sure as well as to recommend appropriate treatment. Xrays can exclude other injuries including fractures and bone avulsions. ...Read more

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Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more