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The muscles in the back of my leg have been sore lately. What is the cause?

The muscles in the back of my leg have been sore lately. What is the cause?

Leg pain: Need much more information e.g. Age, activity, work, athletics, male or female, pregnant, injury etc. ...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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Woke up left heel pain, left hip also sore, feels like sore muscles, also feel pull down back of leg to heel. Can my lower disc probs cause this?

Woke up left heel pain, left hip also sore, feels like sore muscles, also feel pull down back of leg to heel. Can my lower disc probs cause this?

Exam needed: The heel discomfort is suspicious of inflammation of the heel fascia(plantar fasciitis), but the hip,?buttock discomfort and back of leg discomfort can be caused by a lumbar disc pressing on a nerve root. If you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen and rest may help. See an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why is my calf muscle in the back of my leg feeling sore or tight? I need some advice.

Why is my calf muscle in the back of my leg feeling sore or tight? I need some advice.

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound.
Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Have you been: Working out physically? If yes, then have you been stretching before ; after exercise? ...Read more

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The back of my left leg, knee area is sore. I have a desk job, i don't do strenuous physical activity to warrant pulled muscle. What's the deal?

The back of my left leg, knee area is sore. I have a desk job, i don't do strenuous physical activity to warrant pulled muscle. What's the deal?

Could be a number of: Possibilities; 1) muscle strain which can occur even in a sedentary person, after low level activities like climbing stairs, or a rapid walk, or running after a child, etc; 2) could have bumped the back of the leg/knee into something; 3) could be leg clot, which can occur in a sedentary person.
Is there swelling, tenderness or breathing problems/chest pain...... See your pcp the last possibility. ...Read more

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I have a muscle in the back of my knee that is slightly sore when i left my leg. Have foot tendonitis on the same side. Is there a connection?

I have a muscle in the back of my knee that is slightly sore when i left my leg.  Have foot tendonitis  on the same side. Is there a connection?

Compensation?: When one joint or muscle hurts, we naturally compensate with other joints or muscles causing undue stress and function on a previously unused structure. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain. ?

Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain. 
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Fibromyalgia ? : 30's female with "burning aching" pain in "low back, pelvis & arms" considers "muscle & joint pain". A complete examination is needed to rule out systemic disorders such as autoimmune & endocrine disorders. If nothing specific found consider Fibromyalgia. See an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more

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Are there any deficiencies that cause muscle pain and tingling? Upper back and arms are aching and feet legs are tingly. brain MRI normal a month ago

Are there any deficiencies that cause muscle pain and tingling? Upper back and arms are aching and feet legs are tingly. brain MRI normal a month ago

Unlikely deficiency: Would less likely be a deficiency. With the background of POTS and Ehlers Danlos would suggest you discuss the possibility of Fibromyalgia with you physicians. We see a lot of people with Ehlers Danlos - also known as benign hypermobility who have fibromyalgia. Your physician will help with therapy which includes exercise, correct of sleep and stress issues. ...Read more

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If I have soreness and pain in the back of my calf that makes me limp when I walk, is that a torn muscle?

Tender to touch?: Medial gastrocenemius or popliteus tendon local tenderness is a hallmark of both but DVT (clot)can be tender as well. ...Read more

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I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?

I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?

See MD: Please see an MD to rule out blood clots, deep and superficial. Could also be a varicose vein as these can hurt end of day and feel hot etc. ...Read more

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My calf is hard and sore in back due to swelling. Cause for concern? I thought i had a muscle spasm that wouldn't go away until further inspection. Most of the skin of my calf is tight due to swelling which caused the pain and is very hard. My ankle has s

My calf is hard and sore in back due to swelling. Cause for concern? I thought i had a muscle spasm that wouldn't go away until further inspection. Most of the skin of my calf is tight due to swelling which caused the pain and is very hard. My ankle has s

R/o DVT & P.E.: When your calf feels hard & sore due to swelling, u need to check if it also warm and/or purple or red. If yes, should be suspicious for DVT and need to go to the E.R. Or your doctor's office asap, so he/she can order the appropriate tests (u/s of the leg, d-dimer) and get you treated. Other causes to r/o are hematoma/ compartment syndrome, tumors (i.e. Baker's cyst), aneurysm or cellulitis. ...Read more

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I have found bruises on my legs that i'm unaware of receiving and now sore arm and leg muscles without working out. What could be the cause of this?

I have found bruises on my legs that i'm unaware of receiving and now sore arm and leg muscles without working out. What could be the cause of this?

Leg bruises: Without a picture it is difficult to render a definitive diagnosis. If i were to guess i would say you have erythema nodosum has many causes. In any case you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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What causes a charley horse? I got one in each leg this morning and can barely walk now! Muscles are very sore.

What causes a charley horse? I got one in each leg this morning and can barely walk now! Muscles are very sore.

Many causes: if nothing changed in daily life- no new work outs, not pregnant- then often it is mineral shortage. Get some calcium, potassium in a system. Get multivitamins, eat a banana, drink milk, cheese. ...Read more

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Lower back feels sore and tight, could this be a result of tight leg muscles. It hurts more in the morning. How can I fix I am a HS athlete?

Lower back feels sore and tight, could this be a result of tight leg muscles. It hurts more in the morning. How can I fix I am a HS athlete?

Could be: You would first want to make sure that your pain that is worst in the morning is not because of something other than muscle tightness such as a developing spinal condition. Any tight muscles in our posterior chain from our legs to our upper back could potentially put undue stress on the lower back. Are your legs lacking flexibly? What about your lats? Yoga can never hurt in the morning. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a sore feeling in the legs? Possibly from increased muscle tension

Can anxiety cause a sore feeling in the legs? Possibly from increased muscle tension

Yes: It is a bit rare though. Most anxiety related soreness happens in the jaw, shoulders, neck etc. Places where we may hold onto stress and tension more often. ...Read more

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My leg and back muscles become sore and ache after i eat or drink anything. Heat and rest helps?

My leg and back muscles become sore and ache after i eat or drink anything. Heat and rest helps?

Needs to be checked: These are vague symptoms of pain in leg and back muscles only after eating or drinking something.You are 57 years old.We can not tell what is causing your symptoms but if the symptoms are persistant and you are concerned.Get it checked by your doctor ...Read more

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Behind my knees there's a small muscle that are very sore. Hard to stretch legs. Been sore for a long time, now aches at night. Shld i stretch more?

Behind my knees there's a small muscle that are very sore. Hard to stretch legs. Been sore for a long time, now aches at night. Shld i stretch more?

Baker's cyst: See your physician for an examination, ask about an a possible fluid filled sac that can cause a hard mass behind the knee. ...Read more

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Left side of perineum is sore/tight attimes. Could a tight muscle on left leg cause this? My hip seems slightly to twisted/uneven wasn't b4, imbalanc?

Left side of perineum is sore/tight attimes. Could a tight muscle on left leg cause this? My hip seems slightly to twisted/uneven wasn't b4, imbalanc?

Connected body parts: Good question! Yes, the various parts of your body certainly can and often do cause strains on other parts. The root of your problem may be in your hip, knee, or even your foot. Chiropractors and some DO's (osteopathic doctors), particularly those who specialize in PM&R (physical medicine & rehabilitation) can evaluate you and provide treatment. ...Read more

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Can predisone cause muscle pain? Finished the pack a few days ago, now legs very, very sore

Can predisone cause muscle pain? Finished the pack a few days ago, now legs very, very sore

Usually not: Prednisone side effect for short term use dose not cause this problem look for something else. ...Read more

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I have a possible hernia in low right groin. See surgeon mon. Can a hernia cause muscles down inside of right up leg to cramp? Starting to feel sore

I have a possible hernia in low right groin. See surgeon mon. Can a hernia cause muscles down inside of right up leg to cramp? Starting to feel sore

Hernia: If you do have a groin (inguinal) hernia, you can get discomfort at the site. Sometimes the hernia can irritate a skin nerve causing pain to go down the inside of the upper leg, or sometimes into the testicle on the same side as the hernia. ...Read more

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I keep getting muscle spasms in my legs and sore muscles wondering y even n my arms and neck. Wondering cause im not exercising?

I keep getting muscle spasms in my legs and sore muscles wondering y even n my arms and neck.  Wondering cause im not exercising?

Quinine sulfate: Involuntary muscle spasms have been a frequent patient complaint almost since the first coming. Sometimes its due to electrolyte imbalances, sometimes its just idiopathic...Meaning cause indeterminate. For decades, physicians prescribed quinamm, or quinine sulfate 325 mg, which worked like a charm. Ask your physician for an rx for qualaiquin 324 mg. This is off label prescribing now, but willwork. ...Read more

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Sore upper back left calf.Felt it when I tried stretching my legs this morning about 12hrs ago.Could it be just muscle strain or smthing more serious?

Sore upper back left calf.Felt it when I tried stretching my legs this morning about 12hrs ago.Could it be just muscle strain or smthing more serious?

Most likely strain: Your symptoms are mostly a strain. I would recommend watching it to see if it improves since the symptoms started less than 24 hours ago. More history needs to be known in order to say for sure if this could be something more serious. If you're really concerned or have other medical problems, I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Pin prick feeling on tongue and face. Blurry painful eye. Sore muscles in legs. What could be the cause?

Seek help: Could be an inflammatory condition with iritis, myositis, and neuropathy sxs of the face. Definitely need to be seen by a physician soon. May need a CPK, sed rate, CRP and MRI of the brain. It sounds like you need to be seen right away. A flurry painful eye can be acute glaucoma, infection, among other urgent conditions. Please seek help in the urgent care or ED if not improving. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause pain in the jaw area? Ive heard it can cause u to clench ur jaw and tense ur muscles. arms legs and jaw sore and ive had bad anxiety

Can anxiety cause pain in the jaw area? Ive heard it can cause u to clench ur jaw and tense ur muscles. arms legs and jaw sore and ive had bad anxiety

There are 33: symptoms of anxiety and muscle tension/muscle pain is one of them--anywhere in the body. Do you clench your jaw during sleep? Bruxism can be caused by chronic or extreme anxiety and can cause its own problems--broken teeth being the extreme. Get a physical and then read up on anxiety:

http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more