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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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Can a calf muscle over compensating for a collapsing foot arch be tender to the touch? Anxiety makes me worry clot but no basis other than calf sore

Can a calf muscle over compensating for a collapsing  foot arch be tender to the touch? Anxiety makes me worry clot but no basis other than calf sore

Yes: Muscles in the calf can be overworked trying to compensate for a foot that overpronate blood clots in your age group are not common. Have you recently taken a long flight where you were not moving for quite a while? ...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 have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when i press on it?

I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when i press on it?

Vein?: Could be a superficial vein that has clotted for some reason. Try warm compresses. If enlarges, you have leg swelling, pain increases, or you have any skin changes, see you doctor for an exam without delay. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have had aching calf muscles for a week and my feet get very sore?

I have had aching calf muscles for a week and my feet get very sore?

Need more info: If you have been doing more exercise than usual, that can explain it. If you are sendentery or immobile, or if there is any swelling of the calf, best to see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Worsening achy pain/tender a few months. Ice/heat/nsaids no help. US shows swollen calf muscle but I've had no visible swelling/redness. Pliz xplain?

Worsening achy pain/tender a few months. Ice/heat/nsaids no help. US shows swollen calf muscle but I've had no visible swelling/redness. Pliz xplain?

More information: is needed! Ask question again with a picture if possible. What is your general health. Was there an injury?? "OVERUSE" is a common reason for calf pain and finally what is your occupation?? (BTW ppain MAY be coming from your ankle or knee!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My mother complains of severe pain in her ankle along with calf muscle tenderness past 5 hours what may be the reason?

My mother complains of severe pain in her ankle along with calf muscle tenderness past 5 hours what may be the reason?

Have her seen: I would definitely have her seen. There are a number of possibilities, assuming that she did not injure it, which presumably you would have mentioned. These can include gout, sciatica, infection, even a blood clot. A simple exam would go a long way to determine the cause. ...Read more