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Hi, I have moderate pain in my heel, calf and tight in my right leg since I had a heel injury and several severe cramps last year. What should I do?

Hi, I have moderate pain in my heel, calf and tight in my right leg since I had a heel injury and several severe cramps last year. What should I do?

Heel & calf pain: Post injury. Please see your doc to make sure all healed the way it was supposed to. This MAY be an arthritic type pain from the injury or a circulatory issue. Peace and good health. Physical therapy or medication may be suggested. ...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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Why would a boot length and crew length sock feel tight (er) on my right leg than my left? Switching socks from L to R and R to L causes same thing.

Why would a boot length and crew length sock feel tight (er) on my right leg than my left? Switching socks from L to R and R to L causes same thing.

Your right leg: May have a different girth than your left, for example it may be slightly swollen compared to the opposite side. ...Read more

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Calf pain & tightness on left & right leg?

Calf pain & tightness on left & right leg?

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

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There is a pain in my right leg. The muscles were very tight especially around the fibula. Is there any way to relieve the pain and relax the muscles?

Of course: Did you hurt your leg in any way? Excessive use of a group of muscles can cause them to get fatigued and need to be nursed back to normal with rest and some OTC anti inflammatory agents like Ibuprofen etc. Muscle relaxants are prescription drugs and should be reserved to treat those cases that have been assessed by doctors for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down. Now right leg seems to be more tight. Should I be concerned?

Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down. Now right leg seems to be more tight. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: Leg swelling can be a sign of something serious that needs urgent treatment. Call your doctor tomorrow to start the workup to determine the cause and begin treatment. ...Read more

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The top of my right leg (just below my hip) goes numb when I lay down, and when I'm stood up it feels tight, I can stap a pin in it and not feel it?

The top of my right leg (just below my hip) goes numb when I lay down, and when I'm stood up it feels tight, I can stap a pin in it and not feel it?

Meralgia parasthetic: This could be from compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, a condition called meralgia parasthetica. Often caused by wearing tight fitting pants or belts, but there are other causes as well. ...Read more

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I had an angiogram done about 1 1/2 week ago. On prenolol, aspirin & lipitor (atorvastatin). I have pain & tightness on right leg. Is this normal?

I had an angiogram done about 1 1/2 week ago. On prenolol, aspirin & lipitor (atorvastatin). I have pain & tightness on right leg. Is this normal?

No: The fact that you are on Lipitor (atorvastatin) implies that you have high lipids. That fact also implies that you may have vascular disease. You also might have muscle strain but vascular problem first needs to be ruled out. Have your family physician refer you to a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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My 9 y old daughter felt a very sharp pain in her tight especially the back side (right leg) while running 2 weeks ago. The pain keeps coming & going?

My 9 y old daughter felt a very sharp pain in her tight especially the back side (right leg) while running 2 weeks ago. The pain keeps coming & going?

Thigh pain: Unfortunately, there are many muscles and tendons in this area of the body. One needs to have an examination in which the examiner palpates those muscles and tendons in order to come up with a diagnosis. I recommend she be taken to her doctor for such an examination. ...Read more

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I have intermitten right leg and tight arm tingling/numbess. Right arm at times feels like the worse dead arm I've ever had. Headaches too?

I have intermitten right leg and tight arm tingling/numbess. Right arm at times feels like the worse dead arm I've ever had. Headaches too?

Neurological symptom: See a primary care doc and neurologist fir evaluation, differential ranges from vitamin deficiencies to MS to impingement syndromes. You may need an Mri and nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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Soft knot lower back for years no problems. Now I bend over for few minutes, legs begin to feel numb. When mowing grass, tightness in upper right leg?

Soft knot lower back for years no problems. Now I bend over for few minutes, legs begin to feel numb. When mowing grass, tightness in upper right leg?

Get this checked: The numbness that you are experiencing is not normal. You need to find the cause of this and get treatment. Start by seeing your primary care doctor or a chiropractor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My mom has hypo thyroid for the last 5 years. She is taking medicines like (thyronom) even then her lower right leg muscles has swelling and tight.?

My mom has hypo thyroid for the last 5 years. She is taking medicines like (thyronom) even then her lower right leg muscles has swelling and tight.?

Not thyroid.: If her TSH is normal (and I suspect it should be since she is taking thyronorm for a long time under the care of a physician) then her thyroid is not responsible for her leg complaints. ...Read more

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For a few years now on & off I have a pain on the whole right side of my body. At the moment my jaw and ear feel pressure and my right leg feels tight?

For a few years now on & off I have a pain on the whole right side of my body. At the moment my jaw and ear feel pressure and my right leg feels tight?

Many possibilities: there are many possibilities this could be muscular, neurologic or even emotional. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a neurologist to help clarify your symptoms ...Read more

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Pain in side 1 week now lower right abdomen its staring to hurt now when I move my right leg top part of my tight purple small bruise occuring?

Pain in side 1 week now lower right abdomen its staring to hurt now when I move my right leg top part of my tight purple small bruise occuring?

See details: It is really impossible to give a specific answer without being able to examine the area. Causes can be gi, gyn or musculoskeletal. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Mid-calf/Over-the-calf sock feels tight on left leg but not right leg. Circumference of legs measures the same. Can GSV reflux below knee cause this?

Mid-calf/Over-the-calf sock feels tight on left leg but not right leg. Circumference of legs measures the same. Can GSV reflux below knee cause this?

Evaluate stockings.: Not all stockings are the same. If you are having problems with your support hose then they should be re evaluated. Stocking should fit comfortably and, if you are having a problem, then you should have them checked and, perhaps, you may need a custom made stocking pair. The GSV reflux should not cause the tightness. ...Read more

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I have a tiny rash on the inside of the case between my right leg and vagina. It only appeared a few days ago and it seems to sweat a bit during the day and it smells weird. I think it is just from the FL heat and sweating mixed with too tight of underwe

I have a tiny rash on the inside of the case between my right leg and vagina. It only appeared a few days ago and it seems to sweat a bit during the day and it smells weird. I think it is just from the FL heat and sweating mixed with too tight of underwe

Fungal vs. Chaffing: Sounds like you may have a dermatitis caused by rubbing, perhaps complicated by sweat and moisture and maybe a fungal element. Anywhere that is dark, hot, and moist can be susceptible to fungal infection. Abrasion or irritation from other causes can be complicated by a minor fungal infection. Keep clean, apply clotrimazole cream 2-3 times daily and keep the area aired out as much as possible. ...Read more

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Pos ddimer. Neg ct for pe. 3 neg us. Right leg swelling, tight, pain especially in calf. Drs say no blood clot. What can I do? What could it be?

Pos ddimer. Neg ct for pe. 3 neg us. Right leg swelling, tight, pain especially in calf. Drs say no blood clot. What can I do? What could it be?

Up, Up and Away.: It sounds like your leg has an impeded venous or lymphatic return. I would try lying down and elevating your leg higher than your heart, making sure to support the leg its entire length. Applying heat to the calf may help to increase venous return. It will take several hours to notice an improvement. Be prepared to use this technique for some time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Less likely: 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

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Can extremely extremely tight leg aductors cause you to not hold your core in and not breathe correctly?

Can extremely extremely tight leg aductors cause you to not hold your core in and not breathe correctly?

Yes: Any "extremely tight" muscles will tend to pull the body out of normal alignment. In a 42 year old males who know the term "adductors" is probably exercising and muscle building. That makes me suspect that your training practices are inducing the problem. Plan to spend more time stretching before and after exercise. 10-20 min. Also strengthen the opposing abductors. This should be fixable. ...Read more

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It feels like my ham string is real tight in my leg this leg bother me all the time what can I do to make this better?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor riht away to make sure that the thightness in your calf is not a vein problem, and not a clot in your vein.
if you are smoker, or taking BCP, or recent long travel required sitting for a long time, or your job demand you to sit for a long time, and you are not physically active, the odd will be much higher that it could be a clot. Then go to the ER.
otherwise see your doctor ...Read more

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What causes constant leg tightness for over 2 years?

Could be many: The typical cause of tightness is edema or fluid in the interstitial space. Storage of muco-polysaccharide tissue under skin in hypothyroidism is also a reason for skin tightness. Some other causes including lymphatic obstruction and rate genetic disorders are also causes to be considered after excluding the commonest causes ...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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Soreness and tightness under my buttacks a little down my leg?

Low back Pain: This may be coming from Lower Lumbar vertebrae. Some thing like Sciatica,
If you had unusual activity requiring repeated siting and getting up, walking long distance and driving long distance, all of these may irritate Sciatic nerve and cause pain in Gluteal region and some times radiate ti lower extremities. Confirm with Exam and then MRI. Rx NSAID, Physical Therapy and local Ice application ...Read more