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Sore Calf Muscle After Cramp
Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week I noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so I took s
It is possible.: The pill and other oral contraceptives can increase your risk of blood clot and especially so if your are a smoker. If you have swelling in that leg compared to the other or tenderness then I would have a high suspicion for a clot. Call your doc or go to a local urgent care or emergency department. If it is getting worse do not ignore it. ...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
Stretching: Before and after exercise or sports. Adequate warm up and cool down to prevent cramps that are caused by vigorous physical activity. Good hydration before, during, after the activity esp if it is more than one hour to replace lost electrolytes esp sodium & potassium, which are major components of sweating. Should avoid excessive fatigue especially in warm weather. ...Read more
Nocturnal leg cramp: Do these occur at night? These are called nocturnal leg cramps. The classic treatment for these is quinine at bedtime, but because of washington dc politics within the fda this medication is no longer availble for us to use to help you. You can stretch at bedtime, stretch when you get these or try to prevent them by drinking quinine water at bedtime. I agree with dr skow -see your doctor. ...Read more
I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?
See MD: Please see an MD to rule out blood clots, deep and superficial. Could also be a varicose vein as these can hurt end of day and feel hot etc. ...Read more
No definite reason:
Exact cause of muscle cramps is unknown, but the theories most commonly cited include:altered neuromuscular control,
dehydration, electrolyte depletion, poor conditioning, muscle fatigue, new activity. Serious muscle spasm doesn't release on its own and requires manual stretching to help relax and lengthen the shortened muscle. Spasms and cramps can be mild or extremely painful. ...Read more
Try the calf stretch: If one stretches the calf muscles, one by one, by putting first the toe of one foot up against the wall and leaning into the wall, stretching that calf muscle; then switch sides and put the other toe up against the wall, then lean toward the wall, stretching the other calf. Doing multiple stretches of each calf, morning an night, might prevent further cramps. ...Read more
Decrease training...: Aches and pains can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. In sports, it's called an overuse injury. A primary care doctor or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate to see what needs to be done. Usually, anti-inflammatory meds like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) are used for a 3-5 days, along with decreasing the training. Icing right after training may also help. ...Read more
Warmth get rid of it: Place towel in hot water then place them on your calf muscles while lying face down with muscles relaxed. Massaging the calf muscle also helps. ...Read more
Both of my calf muscle are inexplicably sore, both, to the touch and when I walk. What could this be?
Sore calves: On recent medicine like cipro/ levaquin (levofloxacin) that causes achilles tendonitis? Recent increase in exercise? Consider achilles tendonitis, gastrocnemius Baker's cyst, electrolyte deficiency especially if you run and drink only water and do not alternate water with electrolyte solutiion like gatorade/ pedialyte, rarely rupture, clot, hematoma. Check potassium, sodium, mg, Ca. F/U w doc/urgent care ...Read more
Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched
Stretch: Gently stretch the muscle by extending (straightening) the knee and bringing the toes up toward the knee. ...Read more
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I received a full body massage yesterday and today my left calf muscle has a sore spot. Should I be worried?
Probably not: The masseuse probably bruised you. Watch the bruise over the next few days to make sure it begins to disappear. If you easily bruise, you may want to be evaluated by your doctor as this may be a sign of anemia or other illness. But no need to worry at this time as you have a reason for this bruise. ...Read more
Worked out my calves 2 days ago nd right calf is extremely sore, can barely walk. What should I do? Hot or cold compresses? Did I tear calf muscle?
No: Working out rigorously rarely causes damage or tear. You are probably experiencing post exercise soreness (which makes it difficult to walk because the muscle is shortened and full of inflammatory chemicals from going beyond the aerobic capacity of the calf muscle). Apply heat, massage the muscle, stretch it gently, and walk more slowly until the length comes back. It will take 2 days to pass. ...Read more
I had a bad cramp in my calf 2 nights ago and the muscles are still so sore that I can hardly walk. How can I relieve this pain without painkillers?
DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a post-exercise muscle pain. Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time (7-10 days) without any residual effects. Drink plenty of water, apply moist heat, good, passive muscle stretching. ...Read more
I have soreness and knot in my calf muscle, also has moved to my foot and ankle also have a tingling feeling in my foot, is this related with pulled m?
Cramp im left upper calf muscle intense cramping. Stays for 20 min how do I make it go away for good. Happens often.
After jogging for 5 milestwice a week my calf muscle becomes sore after about 6 weeks and I caanot train for about 2 weeks until it has recovered.
Hi. I've had a sore calf muscle for about 2 months...No throbbing, swelling or redness. Didn't sound like a clot, right?
Leg pain: Highly unlikely to be a clotGet a more detailed answer ›
I have pain in difference parts of my body the ball of my foot and my calf muscle and I'm constantly getting leg cramps?
Are you on:
Any meds? Which?
What time of day are you getting the cramps? . ...Read more
I got calf muscle tightness/cramp in the shower? Had calf muscle pain doesn't hurt bad lasts 10 secs then goes away.?
Cramps: These are muscle cramps. What is your question? ...Read more
Doctor says I have a calf muscle tear. Could that cause foot to have a pulse/vibrations feeling? And soreness in all of calf?
Yes: Energy to cause a muscle tear would have the ability to cause injury to the surrounding nerves and blood vessels. The muscles in the lower leg are long and any tear to a calf muscle could hurt through to the lower leg. Depending on what and how large the tear, your age and health will effect the best option for you. Your podiatrist or orthopedist will be able to advertise you. ...Read more
Do soreness/pain from DVT resolve on its own? If soreness from calf resolves/decreases after rest is it more likely to have been a muscle cramp?
Yes: Soreness/pain from DVT resolve on their own. Yes, more likely to have been a muscle cramp. ...Read more
I have suddenly taken severe cramp back of thigh, calf and heel on outer part. I also have a lump on my calf muscle inner leg, had pain for an hour?
Pain with lump: Go to your md now Sudden onset of severe pain and lump could be a cllot in your leg and needs immediately to be evaluated. ...Read more
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