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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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Pain in calf of leg colonoscopy 6 weeks ago traveled sunday for 3 hours and is worse.Was told joint but isn't where pain is.Could it be dvt?

Pain in calf of leg colonoscopy 6 weeks ago traveled sunday for 3 hours and is worse.Was told joint but isn't where pain is.Could it be dvt?

Get ultrasound: Go to er or vein specialist( www.Phlebology.Org) immediately for venous scan of your leg to rule out dvt. Prolonged sitting with car or airline travel can precipitate blood clots, especially the 25% of the population walking around with inherited vein disease that don't know they have it. We always recommend medical compression stockings or socks for travel, even after your tests. ...Read more

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While sitting straighten my back get sharp pain in calf and back of thigh and sometimes in butt on left leg?

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

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What should I do about sharp pain in calf after short running?

What should I do about sharp pain in calf after short running?

Stretch: Assuming you have good circulation, try stretching both before and after runs, keep running shoes in good shape, avoid minimalist shoes. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

What could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

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

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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

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

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What can cause painful bumps in calf of leg?

What can cause painful bumps in calf of leg?

Calf bumps: Swollen lymph node, varicose veins, a cyst, possibly a tumor(unlikely), a blood clot, among other things. Have you been immobilized or had an injury lately? If it persist, go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Could be serious: I think your problem could be one of many possible scenarios . The most important disease to rule out immediately is whether you have venous blood clot called dvt. I would suggest you see your primary care provider immediately and have him check you. ...Read more