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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?

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

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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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Both my calf muscles are sore when I wake up in morning?

Both my calf muscles are sore when I wake up in morning?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, including potential vascular or electrolytes abnormalities. A good medical check up would be an appropriate place to start. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Calf pain: Do you stretch before and after? You may have muscle strain or possible circulation issue. Try warm compress after running and massage to get more blood to area. If non of these work see dr. May be low in potassium. ...Read more

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Can i walk long distances with sore calf muscles? I excersie everyday.

Can i walk long distances with sore calf muscles? I excersie everyday.

Exercise: Ok in general to walk long distances as long as you build up gradually, provide adequate rest, hydration, and nutrition. Also best to take a day or so off a week to prevent overuse injuries. Do cross training. ...Read more

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I received a full body massage yesterday and today my left calf muscle has a sore spot. Should i be worried?

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

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Both of my calf muscle are inexplicably sore, both, to the touch and when I walk. What could this be?

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