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Even while at rest, I get a sharp throbbing pain in lower calf. Pain is tolerable. No physical activites. Last a few secs & started 1day ago any help?

Even while at rest, I get a sharp throbbing pain in lower calf. Pain is tolerable. No physical activites. Last a few secs & started 1day ago any help?

Evaluation, PT: Sounds you might have an Achilles tendinitis but I would definitely follow up with a local Podiatrist. At this point I suggest you rest, ice, take over the counter anti inflammatory medication. Physical therapy might be in order. ...Read more

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Calf Pain (Definition)

Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more


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What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain  at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

Tarsal tunnel : Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful. ...Read more

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Why is there throbbing pain in my right leg around my outer thighs and outer calves?

Why is there throbbing pain in my right leg around my outer thighs and outer calves?

Get it checked: Make sure you do not have a blood clot, get yourself to an er to have an ultrasound done immediately. ...Read more

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38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

Several: 'burning' knee pain without any injury may be caused by tendinitis( patellar, quads, it band etc.) or from kneecap (patellofemoral) cartilage wear most commonly. See your orthopedic surgeon if your pain continues for examination. In your case patellofemoral instability can cause pain, 'popping', and a feeling of instability. Quad strengthening and bracing may be the initial treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have an achy throbbing pain in my leg leg and foot, with foot being worse, my ankle is swollen warm not hot. Neither is like gout or neuropathy pain?

I have an achy throbbing pain in my leg leg and foot, with foot being worse, my ankle is swollen warm not hot. Neither is like gout or neuropathy pain?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I had my right Fallopian tube removed over 1 wk ago after an ectopic pregnancy. I have an aching throbbing pain in my right leg. Is this connected?

I had my right Fallopian tube removed over 1 wk ago after an ectopic pregnancy.  I have an aching throbbing pain in my right leg. Is this connected?

Get it checked out: Hopefully it is not related to surgery but one can develop blood clots in legs after such an event ( DVT) there are other potential problems which may be related to your operation, without unnecessary delay call your doctor or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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