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Sore Calf Muscles From Skiing
I fell while skiing and hurt my calf. I have a big bruise, feels sore and it feels like I have a knot in my muscle, what can I do to help?
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
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
My calf muscles are sore, started a day after hard workout. It's in both calves but worse in the right (I don't work evenly) tender to touch both too?
Rest & warm compress:
Gradual work back in!
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
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
Need more info: If you have been doing more exercise than usual, that can explain it. If you are sendentery or immobile, or if there is any swelling of the calf, best to see your doctor about this. ...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
Very sore, tender calf muscles. I walked a bit more than usual 2 days ago but not that much. Pain worse today despite rest yesterday -- any idea why?
Normal for few days: Muscle soreness typically peaks a day or two after exercise, even if it is slightly more intense than what you are used to. If it is not improving at 4-5 days, then you would want to get evaluated to make sure there is not an underlying problem. ...Read more
My 5 year old woke up this morning with extremely sore calf muscles and is unable to put any weight on them - so unable to walk. He has been unwell recently with a temp but seemed to be fully recovered yesterday and feels fine otherwise.
This happens: This is a less known but common finding in influenza B infections or in any flu like illness that moves into that muscle group. If it is a simple flu, it would gradually improve over days/weeks. It can be a localized muscle inflammation from another agent & a review of the kids history/exam and testing is needed to sort out this issue. ...Read more
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.
I am a 35 year old healthy male. I often wake in the morning with sore or aching calf muscles, often when I have not exercised in the days preceding.
See below: You may be putting too much strain on the muscles especially since you have not exercised for several days. ...Read more
I have this problem where my Calf muscles are very tight and sore, sometimes to the point where I can't sleep at night with lots of pain?
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 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 keep getting spells of sweating and a sinking feeling on and off and severe tightness. / soreness in my calf muscles?
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 ›
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
Calf muscle sore heard pop sound as I fell out of bed didn't want to go to the emergency room but hurts when I walk also a small bruise what have I don?
You may have: Torn a muscle. If there is pain and swelling you need to have it examined. It is always possible to have a concomitant DVT which should be ruled out as it can be masked in the injury. ...Read more
I've had squamous cell on my left leg and now have a hard lump that is bleeding on my right leg and the calf muscle below is very sore. What to do?
See your doctor: See your doctor and have them examine the lump and see if it needs to be biopsied or not. ...Read more
Can a calf muscle over compensating for a collapsing foot arch be tender to the touch? Anxiety makes me worry clot but no basis other than calf sore
Yes: Muscles in the calf can be overworked trying to compensate for a foot that overpronate blood clots in your age group are not common. Have you recently taken a long flight where you were not moving for quite a while? ...Read more
Acute calf muscle pain? Feels sore like after a Charley horse but did not actually experience a Charley horse. A college student & overweight. Advice?
To the doctor, ASAP.: Severe calf pain, seemingly for no reason, can be the onset of a serious condition known as a deep vein thrombosis, or clot. Because of the potential consequences of leaving it untreated, you should move to have your leg evaluated quickly. There could be other reasons also, but without a better history of your condition, it would be best to have it evaluated, and right soon. ...Read more
I have recently had a tummy bug and still not feeling well! Have still got head aches neck pain and really sore calf muscles any ideas?
Viral syndrome: If "tummy bug" was due to a virus which sounds like it was, the same bug is causing a viral syndrome manifesting as described. Or a new bug came along. Cannot rule out meningitis in setting of a viral syndrome, headache and neck pain and would require further evaluation. ...Read more
Do I have dvt? Calf muscle was randomly sore 3 days ago the soreness is gone but weird sensations linger. Tight, full, cold foot, pulsing.
Sounds like it could be a DVT. Only an Ultrasound or venogram would be truly diagnostic.
An Ultrasound would be easy and more appropriate as an initial test. ...Read more
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