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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

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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I have a liquid filled bump on my lower leg after snowboarding. It's where the bindings were too tight. How do I make it go away?

I have a liquid filled bump on my lower leg after snowboarding. It's where the bindings were too tight. How do I make it go away?

Friction blister: You most likely have a friction blister. The best way to treat it is to leave it alone and not put pressure on it until it heals. If you pop it and put a bandage on it and go back to snowboarding, you are very likely to delay its healing and cause infection. If it pops on its own, keep it dry and apply neosporin to reduce the chance of infection. See a doctor if redness develops. ...Read more

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Lower leg feels tight, like a pressure. Wearing socks it feels tighter. it is not the sock, if I switch socks (R2L and L2R) it still feels tight/press?

Lower leg feels tight, like a pressure. Wearing socks it feels tighter. it is not the sock, if I switch socks (R2L and L2R) it still feels tight/press?

Lower leg: Tightness in the lower leg could come from different causes. Th e most serious condition could be caused by blockage in your venous system or veins.I would see a physician to exclude this ...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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After sitting on leg & causing it to go numb, how long until leg fully returns to normal. Its 4th day and lower leg has tightness & restlessness?

After sitting on leg & causing it to go numb, how long until leg fully returns to normal. Its 4th day and lower leg has tightness & restlessness?

R/O SCIATICA : Your age and description of symptoms is suggestive of sciatica. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. ...Read more

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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! ?

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! ?

There are many: causes of ankle pain/instability. Evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon would be best. Imaging workup might include xrays and MRI. ...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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Torn meniscus pain on inside & front of knee also have aching pain in front of lower leg and pain in back of knee & tight feeling..related to injury?

Torn meniscus pain on inside & front of knee also have aching pain in front of lower leg and pain in back of knee & tight feeling..related to injury?

Likely: This does sound like your symptoms are related to the injury. Pain can radiate to the lower leg and swelling in the knee can often be felt in the back of the knee. ...Read more