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What would cause tightness in my calves ?

What would cause tightness in my calves ?

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

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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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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My calves are really tight and they ache. Should I be concerned?

My calves are really tight and they ache. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: I would try stretching. It's probably a musculoskeletal issue. If it continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My calf suddenly started hurting and got really tight, what can I do?

My calf suddenly started hurting and got really tight, what can I do?

Medical evaluation: While calf pain is commonly caused by muscular strain and muscle damage, it can also be cause by congestion of the veins from a blood clot within the vein. This can be a dangerous or life threatening condition. Please see a doctor as soon as possible to make sure it isn't a deep venous thrombosis. ...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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How long does a tight calf last?

How long does a tight calf last?

Weeks or months.: It could be a calf strain, which can take 6-8 weeks to heal. Stretching and icing should help alot. See a physical therapist or athletic trainer, who would be able to make it better. ...Read more

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What can be done for a tight calf?

What can be done for a tight calf?

See note: If the calf is tight and swollen then a blood clot must be ruled out. If its a tight achilles then stretching and a night splint may be helpful. ...Read more

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I am experiencing calf stiffness that feels very tight what's wrong ?

I am experiencing  calf stiffness that feels very tight what's wrong ?

Travel: Hi, Thank you for your question. You should go see a doctor for the possibility of a deep vein thrombosis. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions. Dr. M ...Read more

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Left calf swollen for 2 weeks .25 yr old female. Little pain sometimes almost no pain at all. Feeling tightness at times then loose.

Left calf swollen for 2 weeks .25 yr old female. Little pain sometimes almost no pain at all. Feeling tightness at times then loose.

Leg swelling: various possibilities of course, but most young women with unilateral leg swelling will require an ultrasound to rule out deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Risk factors include estrogens, smoking, immobility (long flights), recent surgeries etc... if you have any chest pain or shortness of breath, go to the ER. Otherwise, get your ultrasound through your doctor or if severe, go to nearest ER. ...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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Chen frequently gets charley's horses at night in calf (not sure). often i will get them as well. feels like its so tight/torn and really painful..

Search online: There are a host of possibilities. Consider an online search under muscles spasms or Charley Horse for some ideas. Occasionally, a good exam and/or some blood work can clarify the cause. Once the likely cause determined then care can be directed accordingly. That being said the specific cause is often not clear and symptomatic remedies are employed. ...Read more

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My calf is swollen and tight?

My calf is swollen and tight?

Get checked: Can be dvt. Many things need to be ruled out. Better see a physician. ...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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Tight calf and a bit sore?

Tight calf and a bit sore?

Stretch: Question a bit vague, but assuming no acute injury, recent surgey, or long trip, these are common symptoms of someone who needs to get stretching on a regular basis. If a recent injury occurred, seek evaluation for a tendon or muscle belly injury. If recent surgery or a long trip, you should have some concern about a dvt. If this history is positive, seek medical evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Below the knee: Go to a professional who can do a proper exam to exclude problems with you circulation. More likely it is due to a nerve damage problem. It could be anywhere from where the nerve starts in the spinal cord to the more distant (peripheral0 part of the nerve. ...Read more

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Tightness in back, back of legs, back tension. What can help with this?

Tightness in back, back of legs, back tension. What can help with this?

Back Pain: The tightness in your back and legs may be helped through a series of stretching exercises. You may also benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do if my legs very tight the day after my workout. Is this normal?

What can I do if my legs very tight the day after my workout. Is this normal?

Leg muscle fatigue: Yes this is normal. After workout, the leg muscles are more fatigued (= tired) than when you were not working out. When muscles are tired, they often go into spontaneous (=passive) contraction known as spasm.Leg muscles are utilized most during workout, hence they are more susceptible to spasm.This would gradually return to normal, as muscles relax when they are no longer fatigued. ...Read more