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After a round of golf I have a lot of pain in my acchillys tendon and lower leg. My heart pulse rate is 40 beats a minute. Can this be the problem. ?

After a round of golf I have a lot of pain in my acchillys tendon and lower leg. My heart pulse rate is 40 beats a minute. Can this be the problem. ?

Anything else?: That is quite low a pulse rate but if you are very athletic, it's not rare - if it is unusual for you and you also feel chest pain, are faint or dizzy or anything else, be seen or call your Dr. It's not likely related to the leg symptoms - but mention that when you call just to be complete. Muscle rub or heat/cold and /or an ankle support may help that feel better. Watch for the other things . ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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I have pain in the foot tendon that goes up the back of the lower leg to the inside of the upper leg. What is it?

I have pain in the foot tendon that goes up the back of the lower leg to the inside of the upper leg. What is it?

Achillis tendonitis: The pain you are describing involves the achilles tendon and the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Pain can be from inflammation or a tear. I suggest you seek medical attention before a more serious problem occurs. ...Read more

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I hurt the lower part of my left calf muscle or tendon while running two weeks ago. What can I do to heal it faster, short of not using my leg?

I hurt the lower part of my left calf muscle or tendon while running two weeks ago. What can I do to heal it faster, short of not using my leg?

Gastroc strain?: If u have strained ( partially torn) the medial( inside) head of your gastrocnemius muscle( most common injury that your symptoms suggest)rest for 4-6 wks(or u risk re-injury),heel lift can help. Exam and MRI will confirm diagnosis.Unfortunately there is no substitute for rest in this case and other muscle strain injuries( i.e.hamstring). Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Still got pain in right lower leg?

Still got pain in right lower leg?

Still?: Share the initial problem to better help you....Where is the pain on the top, inner side, outer side?When does it occur etc. ...Read more

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How can lower leg edema be treated?

How can lower leg edema be treated?

Swelling: Or edema, has several very different causes and because of that- different treatments. Water retention due to cardiac issues needs to be treated medically, vein problems can be addressed by compression hose and elevation, lymphatic swelling needs compression via stockings and lympedema pumps. ...Read more

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I have stabing pains in lower leg?

 I have stabing pains in lower leg?

The list of: possible causes is much too long to even start here! More information is necessary You can start with your age! Include more medical info! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have burning in front of lower leg?

I have burning in front of lower leg?

Concern is infection: First concern is infection- would make sure it is not warm or significantly red- if so you need to see your physician for possible antibiotics, nerve issues can also contribute f you are a diabetic. Ok to wait it out if there are no true signs of infection. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in my lower leg?

What  causes numbness in my lower leg?

Foot numbness: If its unilateral, it could be due to spine related problem. If bilateral, more systemic cause is likely, eg diabetes, neuropathy. ...Read more