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Tightness In Left Calf
I have had tightness in my lower left calf for about 15 years. It gets worse with exercise and sometimes my foot goes numb. I recently noticed increased pain and an indentation in the area. Should I be concerned?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 Pain: There is a very dangerous medical condition called deep vein thrombosis. If you are describing warm red swollen calfs you need to get to a medical center urgently. If you have chest pain or shortness of breath or are coughing please make this more than urgent. It can be an emergency. ...Read more
Left calf gets tight randomly- started in Nov. The feeling lasts about an hour. Sometimes pain in calf at night like I exercised(like tonight), Though active I haven't exercised. Had ultrasound on leg and it was negative. It's only the left calf. ?
Not always EZ 2 fix.: I'm afraid that finding the cause for your calf tightness is not as easy as one would think. There are a whole lot of thoughts as to the cause of this problem. Included reasons include muscle or nerve injury, muscle fatigue , spinal stenosis, certain types of medications and estrogen, just to name a few. The problem is that there are as many potential solutions as there are potential causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 days ago I stretched & my calf locked up,my left leg now is painful, tight & swells, I can't point toes or walk right, what can I do to heal fast?
I have a lump under my left knee I noticed end of Nov.noticed tightness in this same calf on/off. i.e. after hot bath.lump is soft.No pain. When I'm standing or laying flat it's not visible. Worked out a lot to do sprint tri but stopped lately. ?
My ankle/calf has been giving way recently, it's a strange inner tightness in my foot and front of the left side of my lower leg! ?
I have left low leg pain, by calf area,had scan today and no blood clots, what could this pain be hurts worse to walk on it. Feels like leg is tight.
Muscle or tendon: Probably a muscle or tendon injury. An injury to the Achilles tendon or calf muscles can give similar symptoms. Tightness may indicate edema or hematoma in deep soft tissues (ie: muscles). Sometimes a knee injury with a joint effusion can be the cause. Please see your Doctor or a Sports Medicine or Orthopedic Specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
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