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Bilateral calf/knee pain after rest. Pain subsides with movement. Calves tender to touch. No redness, rash, swelling. No strenuous exercise before.
Get an evaluation: Pain in the calf area usually comes from one of the 2 muscles in the area (gastrocnemius or soleus) but it can be cause by referred pain from other structures. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
How would I know if I have Rhabdomyolysis? Walked 1 mile yesterday and now my calves are sore. The trail did have some hills.
Dark urine: If enough muscle injury occurs (rhabdomyolysis) then urine will turn very dark due to massive quantities of spilled myoglobin. It is very unlikely in your case. Would favor local lactate production (when muscle energy sources are spent and must revert to alternate/low efficient form of metaboloism) which causes typical soreness the day after use. ...Read more
I wake up in the morning and my calves and ankles are sore and sometimes when I sit for a while they feel very stiff and I walk funny.
Start with a general: physical from an MD. There are many, many conditions that might cause this, some of them are quite minor, like vitamin deficiencies. Others require attention. You won't know until you start with blood work and answer lots of background questions, so your MD can figure this out. ...Read more
Hi! I have hot and tender legs, they are painful to press on all the time but very hot at night, what could it be?
Possibilities: Infection (cellulitis) should be ruled out, but since both legs are involved, it's more likely that this a form of neuritis/neuropathy. Do you have diabetes, malabsorbtion, malnutrition, anorexia or other known congenital condition? A full workup may be necessary to determine the cause. ...Read more
Calf gets sore for no reason for a few days, then goes away, then returns a week later. Hurts to touch and feels like I worked out. Should I worry?
I have sore on the lower part of my right calf that won't go away. I've treated it with over-the-counter meds. It just won't heal. What should I do?
After a day of physical activity that u know u will be sore from, with another day to come a day later. How can u controll the soreness. (thieghs&calf?
Hydration: Pain of muscles after exercise occurs as a result of Lactic Acid buildup. The best way to clear the Lactic Acid is to drink lots of water to flush your muscle and system. Stretching and heat to affected area can also help alleviate some of the symptoms along with some anti-inflammatory medications such as Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. ...Read more
Stretch: Question a bit vague, but assuming no acute injury, recent surgey, or long trip, these are common symptoms of someone who needs to get stretching on a regular basis. If a recent injury occurred, seek evaluation for a tendon or muscle belly injury. If recent surgery or a long trip, you should have some concern about a dvt. If this history is positive, seek medical evaluation soon. ...Read more
See physician: If no injury, ER. In the news, a past American Idol contestant died from a blood clot in his leg. He was 35 years old and not obese. If there was an injury, fall, where you turned your ankle and you can walk on it with tolerable pain, it is probably sprained, but rarely can be broken. (I had a diabetic patient who walked on a complex fracture with tolerable pain.) Rest, elevation, ice, compress ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: There are many reasons for sore legs. Understanding the cause is dependant on knowing the exact location, duration of symptoms, quality of pain, what brings it on (ie activity), what relieves it (ie elevation) and any other history which could be relevant. If this "soreness" is not exercise induced and it persists, you should probably check in with your family doc. ...Read more
Night leg pain: You will need an evaluation to determine if this is vascular or neurogenic. If vascular, varicose veins or deep venous clots may be responsible on the venous side and arterial insufficiency may be another cause. This is usually relieved with ambulation and dependency of the extremity. Various chemical imbalances can cause cramping. Occasionally this can be symptoims associated with diabetes. ...Read more