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Doctor insights on: Sore Calf Muscle After Cramp

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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

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

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How can I address recurring cramps in the calf muscle?

How can I address recurring cramps in the calf muscle?

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

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Sore right tonsil and sore calf muscle. Are they related?

Sore right tonsil and sore calf muscle. Are they related?

Unlikely: I can't think of a thing that would put the two issues together. If you had fever, swollen tonsils & calf pain I would thing influenza b, but a single calf /tonsil just doesn't do it. ...Read more

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I get cramp on my legs, calf muscle, why this? What should I do? I'm 37 years male

I get cramp on my legs, calf muscle, why this? What should I do? I'm 37 years male

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

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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?

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

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Why sometimes I feel bit of cramp at my calf muscle?

Why sometimes I feel bit of cramp at my calf muscle?

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

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I get calf muscle cramping when I have my mennsural cycle?

I get calf muscle cramping when I have my mennsural cycle?

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

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How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

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

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How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

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

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Both of my calf muscle are inexplicably sore, both, to the touch and when I walk. What could this be?

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

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Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Yes: That nerve does go down the leg. It known as the sciatic nerve and it may and can give you symptoms in the calf. That should be discussed with your doctor to see what can be done ...Read more

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Why is my calf muscle in the back of my leg feeling sore or tight? I need some advice.

Why is my calf muscle in the back of my leg feeling sore or tight? I need some advice.

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound.
Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the first and best thing to do when you get a cramp in the calf muscle?

What is the first and best thing to do when you get a cramp in the calf muscle?

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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: This sounds like some sort of nerve impingement (pinched nerve.) this may have been caused by a calf injury. I think you need to see your doctor quickly to get an early jump on this. They will also rule out the possiblity of a blood clot to your calf. ...Read more

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Why do u feel a bit of cramp at my calf muscle suddenly? Is this symptoms of some illness?

Why do u feel a bit of cramp at my calf muscle suddenly? Is this symptoms of some illness?

Muscle strain from: Strenuous exercise, electrolyte abnormality, circulation problem etc may cause your leg cramps. See your dr if it persists or worsens. Take care! ...Read more

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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.

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.

Calf pain: Do you stretch before and after? You may have muscle strain or possible circulation issue. Try warm compress after running and massage to get more blood to area. If non of these work see dr. May be low in potassium. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have a calf muscle tear. Could that cause foot to have a pulse/vibrations feeling? And soreness in all of calf?

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

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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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Calf muscle hurts in left legLike it's about to cramp but doesn't. Feel it more when resting. Some tingling and numbness with cold feet. Also tired?

Many things: There are many reasons for you to have the above described symptoms! It could be as simple as a muscle strain or cramp. Sometimes, diabetes and or hormonal imbalances could present with fatigue and numbness. ...Read more