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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.

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

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What is the best treatment for sore calves?

What is the best treatment for sore calves?

See your doctor: You need to visit your doctor for an evaluation to determine whether or not you have infectious sinusitis. If it's infectious, you'll need an antibiotic. If not, other treatments are available. Your doctor will discuss these. ...Read more

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My calves have been sore like I have overworked my muscles and i want to know if i need to be concerned about that?

More info: Did you run or work out ? If you did exercise , then no worries, just rest them. If not, then rest them and see what happens. If not better, see your md. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have Rhabdomyolysis? Walked 1 mile yesterday and now my calves are sore. The trail did have some hills.

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

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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.

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

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What causes legs to be tender when they are touched?

What causes legs to be tender when they are touched?

Is that skin or musc: Is your skin or the muscle is tender ? Then it may be peripheral nerve disorder or muscle disease, need more info. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Ans: Well really need more history? Do you exercise? Are you overweight? Do you eat and hydrate well? Since this seems to be just 1 keg you may be better to see your doctor for a good history and evaluation ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tight calf and a bit sore?

Tight calf and a bit sore?

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

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What can cause sore painful legs?

What can cause sore painful legs?

Would need: Would need further history and physical exam to find out what could cause it. There are numerous things that can cause it. ...Read more

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Right ankle tender&hurts up back to calf?

Right ankle tender&hurts up back to calf?

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 more

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What is the best way to heal my sore legs?

What is the best way to heal my sore legs?

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

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Can your legs be sore in the morning from growing?

No: Growing pain affects children from age 3 to 14, and pain is typically noted on evening. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do if my legs are really sore?

Is there anything I can do if my legs are really sore?

Cause?: Are they swollen? Is there a sore spot or are they sore all over? Do you have fever? Are your joints sore? Do you have a rash? Did it come on quickly? After exercise? There are too many causes to consider every possible cause here. More information is needed. ...Read more

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Sometimes my legs feel sore when I wake up in the morning?

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

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How do I get rid of my knot in my calf. It's sore and hurts?

Massage: And drinking fluids to stay hydrated. If this is a recurrent or chronic problem you find that weekly massage for a time helps resolve the problem. If you wear high heels try wearing one inch heels for a month and let your legs be more normal. ...Read more