sharp stabbing pain in calf muscle

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Dr. Wenjay Sung answered:

I heard and felt a pop followed my an intense stabbing pain in my left calf muscle. Felt like Achilles rupture but higher up. Should I visit the ER?

Yes

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Yes, not because of a possible Achilles rupture but stabbing pain in the calf could represent a blood clot. That's definitely a possible emergency.
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Painful calf muscle suddenly sharp & crampy what could this be?

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Trauma, spasm, pulled muscle or tear. Worry is DVT which requires testing with ultrasound.
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Stabbing pain in left calf. pain comes and goes. dont feel it when i work out. i feel it more when sitting around.

Rule out clot

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Need to rule out a more serious condition such as a clot. Seeki medical attention.
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Dr. Marybeth Crane answered:

What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

Tarsal tunnel

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Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful
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Dr. Susana Duncan answered:

What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

A charlie horse.....

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Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metabolites from heavy activity are not removed there can be spasm. Other causes can be a trapped nerve root irritating the muscle. Some people have greater likelihood of spasm due to underlying genetic causes.
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While running something popped in my right calf muscle, it is now rather painful. Should I seek medical advice?

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a partially torn achilles tendon. See an orthopedic doctor for an exam and treatment recommendations.
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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda answered:

Recently a spot about the size of a quarter has started tingling off & on in my left calf muscle. Not painful. Tweaked nerve?

Either that

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or a varicose vein. Doesn't sound serious in either case. But show it to your doctor just to make sure.
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My calf muscle and foot are tingly and painful. It becomes worse if my foot touches a cold floor or water and slightly better with a sock on?

Think neuropathy

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See your doctor if there is a medical cause for your symptoms. If there is swelling and discoloration, that might be due to circulation. When you have neuropathy, you can have parasthesias (tingling, pain) and hyperesthesia (increased sensitivity to a cold floor).
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I have a lump in my left leg just below the calf muscle more toward the inside of the leg I first noticied it about 2 weeks ago There is no bruising but it is swollen red and painful It has grown to approximately 4 inches long and 1 inch wide I have not h

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The possiblities for this that I can think of instantly include an infection or a superficial venous thrombosis. I recommend that this be seen ASAP.
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