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Stabbing Pain In Calf Muscle
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
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?
Pain in calf to left side, stabbing pain that lasts for few seconds then goes and then comes back been going on now for a hour! Muscle or nerve pain?
Depends: If sharp, deep, ache type pain..usually muscle. If electrical, burning, tingling..usually nerve. When it happens try keeping knee straight, gently/slowly move top of foot up towards the lower leg/'ankle...making ankle/foot at 90 degrees and hold this. If muscle cramp in calf muscle, should relieve it. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
I keep getting sharp stabbing pain in the heels of my feet and in my calf muscle only on my right leg with a little swelling. What could be causing it? And what can I do to get it to stop?
Get checked.: You should see a non- surgical sports medicine specialist, who can determine if it's just a strain , or something more serious. Icing the calf for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day, can be helpful. Also, if you can take aleve (naproxen) or advil, as directed, it may help as well. ...Read more
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
Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.
May be injured: This sounds like an old injury to the calf muscle which may have resulted in adhesions (scarring) as part of healing. A new growth must also be ruled out. A diagnostic ultrasound can be ordered, but an MRI would be more useful. It needs to be examined. See a podiatrist, foot/ankle specialist or orthopedist. ...Read more
Achy & pinching pain in calf muscle that comes & goes. Feels good when I stretch it out. Is it a blood clot?
I'm 52 female have been having pain in calf muscle and foot for two weeks. Lotab and prednisone not working. Pain more server when standing or walkin?
You: Need an evaluation for muscular and vascular issue see your doctor asap ...Read more
Burning pain in left lateral thigh that radiates down. Also secondary pain in calf muscle. No back pain. Pain worsens when crossing legs. Diagnosis?
Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine
SI jnt pain not calf: SI joint pain refers to low back primarily, but can radiate to upper buttock, posterior, lateral,thigh, and occasionally to groin. Calf pain is not related to SI dysfunction. Visit a PMR doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation to determine the cause of your pain, and start a treatment program ...Read more
Pain in calf muscle of right leg. Difficulty walking. Doc here gave cefuroxime axetil and paracetamol-serratiopetidase-aceclotenac tablets.
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: Need to rule out a more serious condition such as a clot. Seeki medical attention. ...Read more
500kg Horse fell on lower leg 4 weeks ago. Bruising gone but still swollen and lumpy. Stabbing pain in calf. Dvt an issue here?
YES: Getting tests for DVT a mustGet a more detailed answer ›
From side of hip down to calf pain mostly when lay down. Have to lay on back . heatpad somewhat helps massageing the hip muscle and calf helps?
You need more than: You need more than that to relieve your pain. See your PCP and get a referral to see a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist who is an osteopath (NMM/OMT) in your network. He or she can assess you to see what is underlying your sciatic nerve or other muscle strains and then decompress you to relieve your pain quickly. S/he will do imaging if warranted or make a referral. Time to get relief! ...Read more
Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?
Multiple reasons for: Multiple reasons for calf tightness. If associated with exercise may be overuse and muscle spasm. If pain runs up and down the back of leg with swelling and redness may to due to vein inflammation or phlebitis. If not resolved with warm compress and decrease in exercise see your doctor for examination. ...Read more
Acute severe recurring neck and shoulder spasms, calf pain after resting, Upper right abdo painful spasms. Serious or gen.muscle problem Sister TIA@41?
Muscle pains: Given provided details one is unable render a valid opinion , I suggest you consult local physician and undergo physical examination ...Read more
Im having a mild stabbing calf pain that comes and goes and last a seconds when sitting or lying down. What could be the cause?
Potential issue.: There are a whole lot of reasons that could account for your symptoms. Some are more serious than others. The issue is determining whether or not the onset was rapid, slow or sporadic. If your current symptoms are accompanied by swelling, heat with increasing intensity, go to any doctor immediately, otherwise, have your family doctor make the appropriate referral. ...Read more
Is it common to have pain in calf/leg muscles after being in a walking boot for 4 weeks and just starting to walk again without it?
Yes: Yes, this is common to have since you haven't moved this particular muscle in a month. That being said, not moving a limb can increase your risk for blood clot. If you have swelling, redness of the skin, feeling of a cramp in the muscle, get to a doctor or ER right away to make sure you do not have a clot. These are all signs for a blood clot. ...Read more
Lower leg and calf pain from 8 months , i doubt it could be compartment muscle syndrome, please tell me the symptoms and treatment for it.
No compartment syndr: Compartment syndrome is a catastrophic event typically following a crush injury or an ischemic event, in which the pressure inside the fascial compartment rises higher than capillary perfusion pressure, effectively cutting off the blood flow to nerves & muscle cells within the compartment. It usually requires emergency surgery (fasciotomy) to save the limb. ...Read more
Can you get sciatica just in your calf? I get sharp stabbing pains in back near SI joints and nerve pain in calf,no disks problems though. Piriformis?
Sciatica still can b: One can still have sciatica without DISK problems. Many other places within the anatomy of the vertebral bodies that nerve roots involved in causing sciatica can be compromised. Symptoms can radiate above the calf or below the calf...typically into the big toe but certainly not always. Best option is to neurologist for good once over and potentially some electrical testing is diagnosis unclear. ...Read more
Calf pain that came on walking. Started as stabbing, now dull. Have not travelled. What could be the cause of this. It is aching and there is no bruising, but tender to touch. ER?
Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more