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Sharp Pain In Calf Muscle While Running
Cramp or muscle tear: If you have traveled recently, had pelvis or lower extremity surgery, have a family or personal history of blood clots then that is possible. If just sitting around when occurs, then cramp or ruptured baker's cyst. If during exercise then gastroc (calf muscle) tear. If recent increase of running or walking, then stress fracture but usually does not cause sudden pain. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Muscle strain: Perhaps you have a tight calf muscle? Or suffered a muscle strain w/o allowing enough time/rest to heal. Check out http://www. Runnersworld. Com/stretching/how-stretch-your-calf-muscles for cal muscle stretches. If this doesn't help, go see your Family Doc or Sports Medicine expert for evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Many possible: There is a very small muscle in the calf that is called the plantaris muscle and sometimes it can get injured while working out. People often describe a sudden sharp pain in the calf. Not always associated with swelliing or bruising. Other possibilities are strain or rupture of achilles tendon but this causes a lot of pain and swelling and difficulty with walking. See your doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Sharp pain in left calf, muscle tense when standing, no notable swelling or redness. No pain when squish calf but muscle tense. Bloodclot?
Get checked.: You should see a non- surgical sports medicine specialist, who can determine if it's just a strain, or something more serious. Icing the calf for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day, can be helpful. Also, if you can take aleve (naproxen) or advil, as directed, it may help as well. ...Read more
Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.
May be injured: This sounds like an old injury to the calf muscle which may have resulted in adhesions (scarring) as part of healing. A new growth must also be ruled out. A diagnostic ultrasound can be ordered, but an MRI would be more useful. It needs to be examined. See a podiatrist, foot/ankle specialist or orthopedist. ...Read more
Achy & pinching pain in calf muscle that comes & goes. Feels good when I stretch it out. Is it a blood clot?
I'm 52 female have been having pain in calf muscle and foot for two weeks. Lotab and prednisone not working. Pain more server when standing or walkin?
You: Need an evaluation for muscular and vascular issue see your doctor asap ...Read more
Burning pain in left lateral thigh that radiates down. Also secondary pain in calf muscle. No back pain. Pain worsens when crossing legs. Diagnosis?
Pain in calf muscle of right leg. Difficulty walking. Doc here gave cefuroxime axetil and paracetamol-serratiopetidase-aceclotenac tablets.
While running something popped in my right calf muscle, it is now rather painful. Should I seek medical advice?
Could be: A partially torn achilles tendon. See an orthopedic doctor for an exam and treatment recommendations. ...Read more
My lower calf muscle one inch above my Achilles really hurts. It feels like it might be strained. What do I do so I can keep running in the future?
B4 orthitics I tore my calf muscle from running. W/ therapy, orthitics etc it heeled but is torn again. Any preventative suggestions? Love running.
Unclear: What was torn and have you seen a doctor? Was the Achilles ligament torn? Could you have been on antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin? They can cause tendinopathies, and should be avoided. ...Read more
I hurt the lower part of my left calf muscle or tendon while running two weeks ago. What can I do to heal it faster, short of not using my leg?
Gastroc strain?: If u have strained (partially torn) the medial (inside) head of your gastrocnemius muscle (most common injury that your symptoms suggest)rest for 4-6 wks (or u risk re-injury), heel lift can help. Exam and MRI will confirm diagnosis. Unfortunately there is no substitute for rest in this case and other muscle strain injuries (i.e.hamstring). Best of Luck! ...Read more
What are the best things to do for healing a torn calf muscle from running? I have orthotics n ben soaking in epsom salt as well.
I'm a new runner. After running, I have some pain in my left leg (upper calf muscle and inside of my foot). What could cause this? Thanks!
Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm up and cool down stretches each time you run. This will help your calf muscles and arches from getting strained. Also make sure your shoes are in good repair and not excessively worn, and make sure you are getting adequate arch support. If these measures do not help, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Have possible calf muscle strain. Have elevated and iced nearly 24 hrs. Now seeing a vein popped out running down lower leg. Am I treating this right?
While sitting straighten my back get sharp pain in calf and back of thigh and sometimes in butt on left leg?
You're too tight: This is simply a lack of flexibility in your hamstring and calf muscles. You need to stretch both muscle groups in both legs 3-5 times daily, 1 repetition each side, with stretch held 30-90 seconds. Do this regimen for a month and see the benefits....Then continue it for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? Sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine
SI jnt pain not calf: SI joint pain refers to low back primarily, but can radiate to upper buttock, posterior, lateral, thigh, and occasionally to groin. Calf pain is not related to SI dysfunction. Visit a PMR doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation to determine the cause of your pain, and start a treatment program ...Read more
Trauma, spasm, pulled muscle or tear.
Worry is DVT which requires testing with ultrasound. ...Read more
On & off sharp pain in right calf lasts for a few seconds. No swelling or redness. Have recently been running a lot. Should I be concerned?
Shin splint?: Here's 7 treatment tips offered by webmd. Com: http://www. Webmd. Com/fitness-exercise/shin-splints#1 ...Read more
I twisted my ankle on a sidewalk running today. Had immediate sharp pain along the lateral calf all the way to below the knee. Any recommendations?
I have a sharp pain in my calf when I walk as if there's a knife in my calf muscles. There is also pain in my knee but not in my ankle..
Let me explain:
This most likely due to knee problem, also you have to keep in mind also, could be due to vascular problem.
The knee extend to the back of the leg any thing will happened to the knee could effect the calf area. ...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
From side of hip down to calf pain mostly when lay down. Have to lay on back. Heatpad somewhat helps massageing the hip muscle and calf helps?
You need more than: You need more than that to relieve your pain. See your PCP and get a referral to see a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist who is an osteopath (NMM/OMT) in your network. He or she can assess you to see what is underlying your sciatic nerve or other muscle strains and then decompress you to relieve your pain quickly. S/he will do imaging if warranted or make a referral. Time to get relief! ...Read more
Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?
Multiple reasons for: Multiple reasons for calf tightness. If associated with exercise may be overuse and muscle spasm. If pain runs up and down the back of leg with swelling and redness may to due to vein inflammation or phlebitis. If not resolved with warm compress and decrease in exercise see your doctor for examination. ...Read more
I pulled a muscle while working out. Felt sharp pain, and now can't extend leg. Should I go to dr?
Probably: The most bothersome aspect of your complaint is the inability to extend. If this is because of pain it not as scary as no power in the muscle that extends the leg. Please do see a dr. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain on the outside of my right leg it has been hurting and all I feel is muscle. What can that be?
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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