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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

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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Pain in calf of leg colonoscopy 6 weeks ago traveled sunday for 3 hours and is worse.Was told joint but isn't where pain is.Could it be dvt?

Pain in calf of leg colonoscopy 6 weeks ago traveled sunday for 3 hours and is worse.Was told joint but isn't where pain is.Could it be dvt?

Get ultrasound: Go to er or vein specialist( www.Phlebology.Org) immediately for venous scan of your leg to rule out dvt. Prolonged sitting with car or airline travel can precipitate blood clots, especially the 25% of the population walking around with inherited vein disease that don't know they have it. We always recommend medical compression stockings or socks for travel, even after your tests. ...Read more

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Chronic calf pain in both calves. Throbbing when laying down. What could this be?

Chronic calf pain in both calves. Throbbing when laying down. What could this be?

Vascular issues: If the calf tenderness is associated with swelling you should consider an evaluation for peripheral vascular disease. In addition the deep vein thrombosis can cause severe calf pain and leg swelling usually is not in both Legs but this is very serious and must be rolled out. ...Read more

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What is it? I have calf pain. On/off worse at night throbbing dull 20 yr and pain in both arms

What is it? I have calf pain. On/off worse at night throbbing dull 20 yr and pain in both arms

Pains: This is hard to answer without and exam. Is pain in arms at night as well? Do you have other health issues? I recommend that you have an exam and some blood work to check your iron levels, and electrolytes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fibula stress fracture? Would one be throbbing calf pain when i run?

What are the symptoms of a fibula stress fracture? Would one be throbbing calf pain when i run?

Yes: Symptoms of a stress fracture include focal pain with activity that resolves when resting, usually after an increase in training or a change in training schedule/intensity. The symptoms you describe can also be caused by a condition called exertional compartment syndrome. See an orthopaedic surgeon for a more formal evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having a throbbing pain in my upper left leg? What can cause this?

I'm having a throbbing pain in my upper left leg? What can cause this?

Throbbing pain: That discomfort may be muscular, vascular or bone related. Apparently there is no recent injury such as strain or contusion. Any discoloration, swelling or tenderness? Nerve pain is not usually throbbing. If symptoms persist you will have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could it mean when you have a sharp, throbbing pain in your lower left leg?

Leg pain: It could be multiple things and some of them are urgent. For one sided leg pain, one must consider: neurological issues (nerve entrapment, nerve irritation, nerve compression), vascular issues , blood clot or dvt, metabolic issues, and musculoskeletal issues like a strain, fracture... It is best to see your doctor to rule out any serious problems. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain up the front of my calf?

I have a throbbing pain up the front of my calf?

Shin splints: Shin splints are a consideration but a thorough exam is needed. Is it in the muscle or centered over the bone. Is it exercise related or not ? Anterior compartment syndrome after exercise may be considered. ...Read more

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I have a sharp throbbing pain running from my left thigh down to my left calf?

Sciatica: Sounds like sciatica. If not debilitating and no bowel/bladder issues, then i rec a low back exercise program. Orthoinfo.Org, click on lower back, find low back pain exercise guide. Take anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen or naproxen) per directions on the bottle unless you have a medical contraindication. ...Read more