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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Overnight i've had sharp pain in my right calf lasting a minute or do but very painful it's like electric shocks.I have a lot of back problems?

Overnight i've had sharp pain in my right calf lasting a minute or do but very painful it's like electric shocks.I have a lot of back problems?

See below: This sounds like it is probably an irritated nerve in your back that starts firing spontaneously when you are in certain positions. This would be my leading guess although you need a good physical exam and review of your back problems. This is usually a treatable condition, often with medications that decrease nerve irritability. ...Read more

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About twice a day for about 5 seeconds at a time for the past week I have been getting this sharp pain right above my right calf. Any ideas?

I would ignore it!: Any sharp pain which only lasts 5-10 seconds can not be anything of concern. It is not anything serious. It is medically hard to explain such transient pains yet we all(normal folks) occasionally get such sharp pains and learn to ignore them. Only if it is getting progressively worse should you worry about it and seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Every time I run 4or6 miles I get a sharp pain right below my calf with swelling after can you please tell me what is going on?

Every time I run 4or6 miles I get a sharp pain right below my calf with swelling after can you please tell me what is going on?

Tendinitis: What you're describing sounds like achilles tendonitis. This tendon attaches your calf muscle to your heal. Tendons are slow to heal. If you injured it but didn't give it time to heal up before your next run, it would likely "act up." Take a couple of days off then walk rather than run for a week or so, along with an Advil (ibuprofen) before running and calf stretches afterwards may help. ...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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Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Calf pain: Pain behind the knee on walking, if not due to a strain, could be due to an inflammed muscle or tendon. Less likely would be a vein inflammation(phlebitis) or cyst. Numbness in the toes could be from a pinched nerve . See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen. Cold or heat applications,liniment and, if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen rMay help. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain in the upper inside calf area. It throbs almost deep feeling. What could this be?

I get sharp pain in the upper inside calf area. It throbs almost deep feeling.  What could this be?

Be seen: There are a number of causes, most very simple. That being said, I would encourage you to be seen. A deep pain in the calf, particularly if it was not associated with injury could be a blood clot, which is potentially life threatening. Not common, but certainly would hate to overlook it. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back of lower calf that comes and goes but doesn't last long but is intense. Could this be a bloodclot should I seek immediate attention?

Sharp pain in back of lower calf that comes and goes but doesn't last long but is intense. Could this be a bloodclot should I seek immediate attention?

Needs attention: Although not necessarily a blood clot, it needs to be proven that it is not. The medical field usually looks for the dangerous even if not highly likely. An ED would probably get an ultrasound. Your family doctor would also be able to order the same test. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or swelling?

Sharp   pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or  swelling?

Muscle cramps: This is commonly known as Charlie horse. It occur due to fatigue of the muscles. It can also occur in the unconditioned athlete. If that happens to you again you can stop what you're doing massage the muscle apply either hot or cold compress. You can also do some stretching of the muscle. If the problem continues visit your PCP for further evaluationyou may need to have your calcium an ...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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Could I have torn my calf muscle? Felt sharp pain while working out.

Could I have torn my calf muscle? Felt sharp pain while working out.

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

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I have a sharp pain in my calf as if someone stuck a knife in the muscle while i walk.

Pain: You may have torn your achilles tendon, torn the muscle or have a blood clot. Rest it and elevate it. Use ice and if it's not better in 48 hours, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a periodic sharp pain that eminates just below the outside of the right knee and shoots down my calf.

I have a periodic sharp pain that eminates just below the outside of the right knee and shoots down my calf.

Several possibilitie: At the age of 55 there are any possibilities that come to mind. Arthritis in the knee or lateral meniscal tear is possible, bursitis at the head of the fibula bone is possible and back pain with radicular features or nerve impingement is very possible. ...Read more

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I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. this has been about a week?

I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. this has been about a week?

Calf pain: if you have abnormal swelling, Left side bigger than the right, and pain it is possible you may have a DVT (deep venous thrombosis). I would go to your PCP and obtain a venous ultrasound to evaluate for a venous blood clot. If this is the case you will need to be on blood thinners for about 3 months. get checked now. ...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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I have sharp pain in my outside left calf muscle whenever i walk?

I have sharp pain in my outside left calf muscle whenever i walk?

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