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Tender Calf Muscles
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?
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
Can vitamin D or other nutrient deficiencies cause tender calf muscles or tendency for cramps during the night?
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.
I am a 35 year old healthy male. I often wake in the morning with sore or aching calf muscles, often when I have not exercised in the days preceding.
See below: You may be putting too much strain on the muscles especially since you have not exercised for several days. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My calf muscles are sore, started a day after hard workout. It's in both calves but worse in the right (I don't work evenly) tender to touch both too ?
Rest & warm compress: Gradual work back in!Get a more detailed answer ›