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My rt knee is bad also i, m having both legs are very tight, very sore ankles giving out feet throbbing. Trouble standing and walking.Both calves stiff?

My rt knee is bad also i, m having both legs are very tight, very sore ankles giving out feet throbbing. Trouble standing and walking.Both calves stiff?

Leg Problems: The question is always where to begin? I am a podiatrist, so we tend to look upwards from the feet. Make sure you are in very stable shoes and orthotics to support your ankles that feel like giving out. Stretch your calves 3 times daily as long as you do not cause pain. Have a back doctor see how to stabilize your spine. Ice 10 minutes three times daily any area that feels inflamed. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Had a baby 4 months ago, during pregnacy had calf cramps &swollen feet. for 1 month i have tightness in the backs of my calves. Now numb both heels?

Had a baby 4 months ago, during pregnacy had calf cramps &swollen feet.  for 1 month i have tightness in the backs of my calves. Now numb both heels?

Ultrasound and exam: This could simply be a muscular issue, but with the location and the numbness, I feel like this needs further evaluation. An appropriate exam would likely include not only an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot but also a good hands on physical exam of pulses in both feet and evaluation of sensation in feet. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would cause tightness in my calves ?

The muscles : Themselves can be tight. Stretching is helpful. ...Read more

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My left calf feels tight and both of them swell during the day, what could be causing this? its been a ongoing problem. i do exercise at the gym.

My left calf feels tight and both of them swell during the day, what could be causing this? its been a ongoing problem. i do exercise at the gym.

Calf issues: Could be edema making them tight and swell. Other possibilities are always a blood clot/ or phlebitis, etc. Get an eval since you appear health, and exercise regularly, yet you are still getting swelling and tightness. best wishes. ...Read more

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Calves tight, now forearms. Very active, 6 workouts a week, 3 full body circuits/3 cardio. No pain during; only after, super tight. No other tightness?

Calves tight, now forearms. Very active, 6 workouts a week, 3 full body circuits/3 cardio. No pain during; only after, super tight. No other tightness?

Dehydration: Obvious first concern is for effects of dehydration. Are you hydrating appropriately? Otherwise could be overuse condition. Make sure you warm up and stretch appropriately with cool down. ...Read more

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What could make your ankles swell and your calves get real tight? The hurt back and my pain meds aren't helping. Nothing is helping. Please help

What could make your ankles swell and your calves get real tight? The hurt back and my pain meds aren't helping. Nothing is helping.  Please help

Edema: Swelling comes from a variety of sources - obstructed return of blood or lymph from the legs, decreased pump function of the heart, liver disease or liver scarring, excess salt intake, loss of protein due to kidney disease and some medications. You will need your doc to help figure this out. Sounds like you need follow up for your back anyway. ...Read more

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Very tight Achilles tendon and calves causing amazing pain. What should I do?

Very tight Achilles tendon and calves causing amazing pain. What should I do?

Stretching program.: If you have already started a stretching program on your own and still have a problem formal physical therapy can often help . Some patient are unable to overcome this problem with therapy and may requiresurgery to loosen the muscle9s) or the tendon. ...Read more

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I have tightness and pain on the back of my legs in the thighs. Pain on left side back of thigh and tightness in back of other areas of both thighs.

I have tightness and pain on the back of my legs in the thighs. Pain on left side back of thigh and tightness in back of other areas of both thighs.

Common complaint: What is your usual level of activity? Have you done any extra-ordinary exercise? Walking up stairs? Heavy lifting? All of these things can cause 'tightness.' Usually just muscular in nature. Of course if you're having other complaints like foot weakness, instability of your gait, difficulty/losing control of urine - bowel ; you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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