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Sudden Sharp Pain In Calf
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sudden sharp pain in my calf walking this morning. Still hurts hrs later. Can't walk/finish my stride w/out taking weight off my leg. What happened?
Muscle pain: Pulled or strained muscle. Ice tonight and heat in am if not better. ...Read more
I started feeling a sudden sharp pain in my left calf for the last 3 days that pulsates and is very sharp and painful no matter how I place my leg it doesn t go away it s seems to be worst at night my calf is not swollen or hard it s not cramping pain but
Get checked out: Sudden onset of leg pain could be many things: a pulled muscle, achilles tendon tear, blood clot (dvt or superficial thrombophlebitis), periostitis, even stress fracture or radiculopathy (pinched nerve). I'd suggest you go to your doctor to help sort through the possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While sitting straighten my back get sharp pain in calf and back of thigh and sometimes in butt on left leg?
You're too tight: This is simply a lack of flexibility in your hamstring and calf muscles. You need to stretch both muscle groups in both legs 3-5 times daily, 1 repetition each side, with stretch held 30-90 seconds. Do this regimen for a month and see the benefits....Then continue it for the rest of your life. ...Read more
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
Woman with intermittent sharp electrical pain in calf for the last 2 weeks. Happens when walking around. 5x a week for about 5 sec. Feels like reflex?
Claudication....: Intermittent calf pain, while walking, can be as the result of several conditions. The fact that it has been showing itself for only two weeks is a plus. The best advice would be to have your leg and back examined by an orthopedic surgeon. Attention to a "pinched" nerve will be addressed as well as evaluation of the circulation to the leg. ...Read more
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