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Calf muscle pain. Help?

Calf muscle pain. Help?

Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes of calf pain including blood clots, muscle spasms, muscle tears or sprains, popliteal artery entrapment, dehydration, abnormal electrolytes, nerve injuries, exertional compartment syndrome, or even stress fractures. If it doesn't resolve with basic treatment of rest, ice, compression and elevation, you should probably get it checked. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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Sudden pain and muscle spasm around left shoulder blade. No injury. Can it be nerve pain?

Sudden pain and muscle spasm around left shoulder blade. No injury. Can it be nerve pain?

Nerve pain: can be one cause of shoulder discomfort especially problems with the nerve roots in the mid cervical region however we're common things are bursitis tendinitis arthritis AC joint issues and rotator cuff tears. The muscles that stabilize the shoulder blade and the lower neck can also be a source of shoulder pain ...Read more

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Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Muscle vs. nerve: You may have strained a muscle, or the muscle is inflamed from overuse or an inflammatory disorder (though these typically cause more diffuse muscle pain). Numbness is usually due to a (peripheral) nerve problem in the arm itself or at the level of your neck. You would need a neurological examination to determine what testing (if any) is needed further. ...Read more

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Progressive muscle spasms, twitching, aches, pain, joint pains, stabbing pains and over all body inflammation. Possible causes?

Muscle pain: This sounds very uncomfortable - -make an appt with your doctor for a physical exam and probably blood work asap. ...Read more

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Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Serratus anterior: A muscle strain on your torso/flank area may be from injury to the overriding serratus anterior mucle. An injury to the actual rib could also cause pain with breathing. If pain not improving within a day or two since onset, you should be evaluated by your physician. Radiographs may be indicated. ...Read more

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Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Pain and fever: There are many things that can cause pain, muscle pain and fever, the most common are viruses. These are treated symptomatically with meds such as acetomeniphen or ibuprofen, however, if the symptoms persist consult your physician. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left side - muscle spasm in chest?

Several things: That is a very non specific symptoms and should be evaluated. Any sharp stabbing g pain should be addresses promptly. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

See details: The causes are too numerous to list. If the issue occurs frequently seek medical help. ...Read more

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Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Migraine headache,  muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Needs Evaluation: Asap! these multi-system complaints are quite concerning. An internist or rheumatologist would be most efficient. Expect to have blood tests, possibly some imaging studies. ...Read more

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What could cause severe constant pain in my calf muscle?

What could cause severe constant pain in my calf muscle?

Possible clot: Many things can cause calf pain. The most concerning would be a possible blood clot in the legs, otherwise known as a dvt. Symptoms include calf tenderness, swelling and redness of the extremity. I would recommend getting evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Pulled muscle in chest cause pain in breathing?

Pulled muscle in chest cause pain in breathing?

Yes.: A strained chest muscle can hurt when you inhale/exhale, because of the expansion of the rib cage. ...Read more

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Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Yes: It is not common for metformin to cause muscle pain but it is a reported side effect of the medication. It would be unusual for it to cause muscle pain in just one group of muscles. Usually when a medication causes muscle pain it occurs in all muscles all over the body. ...Read more

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Sudden lower abdominal pain & rebound tenderness after bowel movement. Lightheaded, generalized weakness, labored breathing. Pain subsides after 45min?

Sudden lower abdominal pain & rebound tenderness after bowel movement. Lightheaded, generalized weakness, labored breathing. Pain subsides after 45min?

Go and see a doctor: are you a nurse or health care student do you know what rebound tenderness mean you are too young for any thing serious but your description mnaking ne nervous so go and see a doctor please ...Read more

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Can stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain ?

Can stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain ?

Sometimes: However, there are numerous other causes for the same pain. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Continuous muscle spasm in chest randomly?

Continuous muscle spasm in chest randomly?

See a doctor!: Could be many things but what you do not want to ignore is a heart problem. Pain from the heart can feel like many different things including heartburn, chest ache, arm pain and jaw pain to name a few. This definitely should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can leg claudication cause random sharp pain?

Can leg claudication cause random sharp pain?

Unlikely: Leg claudication is a cramping muscle pain, and/or numbness/pain in the foot which comes on with exercise and improves with rest. Claudication symptoms are very predictable and reproducible. The random sharp pain you describe is unlikely to be claudication pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or swelling?

Muscle cramps: This is commonly known as Charlie horse. It occur due to fatigue of the muscles. It can also occur in the unconditioned athlete. If that happens to you again you can stop what you're doing massage the muscle apply either hot or cold compress. You can also do some stretching of the muscle. If the problem continues visit your PCP for further evaluationyou may need to have your calcium an ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

Soreness ...Read more