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Sudden Sharp Pain In Calf Muscle
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
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
Many possible: There is a very small muscle in the calf that is called the plantaris muscle and sometimes it can get injured while working out. People often describe a sudden sharp pain in the calf. Not always associated with swelliing or bruising. Other possibilities are strain or rupture of achilles tendon but this causes a lot of pain and swelling and difficulty with walking. See your doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Muscle strain: Perhaps you have a tight calf muscle? Or suffered a muscle strain w/o allowing enough time/rest to heal. Check out http://www.runnersworld.com/stretching/how-stretch-your-calf-muscles for cal muscle stretches. If this doesn't help, go see your Family Doc or Sports Medicine expert for evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Sharp pain in left calf, muscle tense when standing, no notable swelling or redness. No pain when squish calf but muscle tense. Bloodclot?
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
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?
Pain in calf muscle of right leg. Difficulty walking. Doc here gave cefuroxime axetil and paracetamol-serratiopetidase-aceclotenac tablets.
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
Trauma, spasm, pulled muscle or tear.
Worry is DVT which requires testing with ultrasound. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in my calf when I walk as if there's a knife in my calf muscles. There is also pain in my knee but not in my ankle.
Let me explain:
This most likely due to knee problem, also you have to keep in mind also, could be due to vascular problem.
The knee extend to the back of the leg anything will happened to the knee could affect the calf area. ...Read more
I pulled a muscle while working out. Felt sharp pain, and now can't extend leg. Should I go to dr?
Probably: The most bothersome aspect of your complaint is the inability to extend. If this is because of pain it not as scary as no power in the muscle that extends the leg. Please do see a dr. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain on the outside of my right leg it has been hurting and all I feel is muscle. What can that be?
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
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
Potential issue.: There are a lot of reasons that could account for your symptoms. Some are more serious than others. The issue is determining whether 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
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
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