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Tightness In Left Calf Muscle
I strained my left calf muscle 14 weeks ago. At first dr was concerned it was a clot and did an ultrasound no clot. It's still tight at night. Why hasn't it healed? Is there possibly a clot?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Pain began in left calf. Has moved to thigh&still calf. Muscle spams & tightness. Pain not constant. No birth control. Checked for DVT x2.?
Leg pain: vascular?: Deep vein thromotic lesions are more serious but less common than superficial vein thrombi. Your "check for DVT x2 should have been via ultrasound tests (plethismography) to be certain there is not a deep vein clot. Superficial venous clots to move and can cause pain, but are less a concern. See your health care professional. ...Read more
Tightness in back of calf muscle and knee on right leg. Sometimes left. On anti-inflamitories and birth control. Could it be a blood clot. No swelling?
Blood clots are usually associated with some degree of swelling due to blood pooling caused by the clotted vein.
Also, bilateral venous clotting is highly doubtful, so i'd look for another plausible explanation. ...Read more
Could be a spasthism:
Muscle spasm as well as possible varicose vein are alleviated by taking anti-inflammatory medications and possibly using a warm moist wrap for 1-2 hours at a time.
However, the best option for unremitting pain and swelling is to see your physician to rule out a blood clot in your deep leg veins/ dvt, as it could be a serious issue. ...Read more
When using my calf muscle, got a similar feeling to soleus tear that I had, feels like it has lost its elasticity but it isn't tight when I pressed it?
Possible tear of mus:
This could indicate a further tear of the muscle.
Prob best to get medical evaluation for definite etiology ...Read more
Hi I have been experiencing right claf swelling mainly after I have alcohol- the calf muscle gets really tight and swells about 1/2"?
Be checked: There are many possible causes, but I would definitely be checked immediately. This is because one of the potential causes is a blood clot in your leg which can potentially go to the lung and be life threatening. Many people will walk around with a blood clot and not even know they have it. ...Read more
I tore my calf muscle, while it is healing very well it is very tight and stiff. Should I see a physio or a biokineticist?
I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?
See MD: Please see an MD to rule out blood clots, deep and superficial. Could also be a varicose vein as these can hurt end of day and feel hot etc. ...Read more
Tight right calf muscle for @ 1 week. Worse with rest, seems tingling /burning/ itchy at night in bed. Not hot or discolored. Thoughts?
Calf discomfort: One possibility is congestion in the calf veins which builds up during the day's activity on your feet. Elevating the leg should relieve that discomfort, however. Irritability of calf nerves or muscles may be a cause. A blood clot in a calf vein usually is accompanied by swelling and tenderness. It's best to have a physician examine your leg and, if deemed advisable, get an ultrasound of the veins ...Read more
I strained my calf muscle six months ago and it still feels tight and sometimes it tingles. Should I go back to my ortho doc?
My right calf muscle gets tight and pains and whenever it happens I feel numbness on outer part of feet. There is no swelling. Please advise?
Over last 3 days I have developed a really tight calf muscle along with tingling in feet and calf and is getting worse, pain doesn't go away with rest?
I got calf muscle tightness/cramp in the shower? Had calf muscle pain doesn't hurt bad lasts 10 secs then goes away.?
Cramps: These are muscle cramps. What is your question? ...Read more
Do I have dvt? Calf muscle was randomly sore 3 days ago the soreness is gone but weird sensations linger. Tight, full, cold foot, pulsing.
Sounds like it could be a DVT. Only an Ultrasound or venogram would be truly diagnostic.
An Ultrasound would be easy and more appropriate as an initial test. ...Read more
My left calf bit tight & muscle twitches, not red or warm. Twitches & twinges cause discomfort at times. I was told I had knot. What Causes twitches?
Many many things: Twitches are also known as fasciculations, which are muscle fibers contracting often as part of a single motor unit. There are many things that cause these fasciculations, including exercise, normal movement, to metabolic, autoimmune, infiltrative, infectious, toxic/metabolic, degenerative etc etc types of situations. ...Read more
I sprained my left calf muscle 14 weeks ago. By the end of the night, it is tight and a little swollen compared to the right one. I had an ultrasound done a month ago and no clots were present. What is causing this?
Different things: You sprained your ankle 14 weeks ago. That refers to the ankle joint not the calf muscle. You had an ultrasound to lookfor blood clots in the vein, not muscle. All of this is good information. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Do you still have pain, limits in range of motion. Is there a knot in your calf? These are the next steps. ...Read more
Muscle strain: Perhaps you have a tight calf muscle? Or suffered a muscle strain w/o allowing enough time/rest to heal. Check out http://www. Runnersworld. Com/stretching/how-stretch-your-calf-muscles for cal muscle stretches. If this doesn't help, go see your Family Doc or Sports Medicine expert for evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Recently a spot about the size of a quarter has started tingling off & on in my left calf muscle. Not painful. Tweaked nerve?
Either that: Or a varicose vein. Doesn't sound serious in either case. But show it to your doctor just to make sure. ...Read more
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