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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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Last nite my left leg was bothering me, it felt tight in my lower leg w some slight achiness. Still feels a little tight today. What could be wrong?

Last nite my left leg was bothering me, it felt tight in my lower leg w some slight achiness. Still feels a little tight today. What could be wrong?

See a doctor: Without further information and examination, it's hard to say what is causing the ache in your leg. Possibilities include muscle cramps and clot in a vein (DVT)- the first a minor problem, the second a serious issue. Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tight feeling on lower leg on the side from were the calf ends to ankle but from the side hurts when i walk but comes as it please help.

Tight feeling on lower leg on the side from were the calf ends to ankle but from the side hurts when i walk but comes as it please help.

Many factors : It sounds as if you might have achilles bursitis. A bursa acts as a cushion and lubricant between tendons/muscles that slide over bone. The retrocalcaneal bursa is located in the back of the ankle by the heel and forms a cushion between the large achilles tendon which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. There is also a syndrome known as achilles tendinitis. Please see your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Last nite had tightness in lower left leg w achiness. I was sick & today it feels better after drinking a lot of water. Could I have been dehydrated?

Last nite had tightness in lower left leg w achiness. I was sick & today it feels better after drinking a lot of water. Could I have been dehydrated?

Possibly: Make sure to drink 6- 8 glasses of water a day and avoid excessive ingestion of caffeine ( limit to 2 cups coffee or tea daily). You may need to increase the amount of fluids you drink when you have diarrhea or are sweating a lot ( exercise or heat). The color of your urine is a good measure of how well you are hydrated. Your urine should be a pale yellow color. ...Read more

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Stiff, tight, feeling in lower leg below calve on leftside. Only notice it when i walk or when i point my toes up. No swelling/pain. Ideas?

Stiff, tight, feeling in lower leg below calve on leftside. Only notice it when i walk or when i point my toes up. No swelling/pain. Ideas?

Tendonitis: Is an idea, so is neuritis, so is shin splints. Since, there are a few possibilities based on your description i'd recommend you see a doctor to evaluate in person so they could give you the best idea and solve your problem. You could try icing it, taking a antiinflammatory and wearing an arch support before seeing the doctor if you were looking to self treat. The possibility of a clot consider. ...Read more

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My mom had a poor circulation test on both legs an arms was straped up tight some blockage in lower legs what kind of machine was that ?

My mom had a poor circulation test on both legs an arms was straped up tight some blockage in lower legs what kind of machine was that ?

Noninvasive vascular: Possibly an abi or plethysmogram. These are noninvasive studies to sort out compromised arterial or venous disease in the lower extremeties. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why am I not being meds?

Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why am I  not being meds?

Hypothyroidism: can cause a myriad of symptoms. Check aace.com, synthroid (thyroxine).com or web md. I don't understand your question or know the answer. You need to ask your doctor. ...Read more