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Tightness In One Leg
I have pain in both knees and extreme tightness in my calf on one leg symptoms just started two says ago?
I have poor balance. I try to stand on one leg but i can't last longer than 30 seconds. Also while hiking im always lose my balance in tight spots.
I wore a compression sleeve real tight one day at work on my leg due to a calf tear. Couldve i damaged a nerve? Cause im feeling occasional stinging.
I got a pretty bad leg sunburn Thursday and now I have small blisters and extreme swelling (more so in one leg) and tightness. What should I do?
How long does tight hamstring generally last in mid thigh above knee? One week now. Rt. Leg gets tight at mile 2. Should I consider dry needling?
First I would-: -just cut down on the distance you walk. By modifying your activity & stoping be4 you have trouble, after a few weeks gradually increase the distance by small increments & see if it goes away. Always do stretching B4 you start 2 walk, & ice the area after your walk . ...Read more
I've noticed since I started running that there's an area on one of my lower legs that's been tingling. Could this be from tight muscles?
See Sports Med Dr.: Tingling in one of the legs while running is fairly common. It may be associated with a diagnosis called exertional compartment syndrome where the pressure builds up in the compartments of the calf and leads to tingling or numbness in the shin or foot. I would recommend seeing a sports medicine physician to be evaluated. ...Read more
About weekly a red dot appears in one of my legs nornally the knee or foot, happebs to both legs, and area gets hot and tight.
Had 24 hr virus & now had tightness in lower leg, achiness, if I lay against one arm it starts to go to sleep could it be dehydration or nerve related?
I have a varicose vein that runs down my leg in one spot by my knee feels super tight like a rubber band being pulled?
See Vein Specialist: The ideal treatment for varicose veins is a venous reflux exam to look for leaking valves which are the source of the varicose veins. Correcting the varicose veins with a laser closure procedure would be the treatment of choice. Ibuprofen would help to soothe vein pain but you should see vein specialist for a full venous evaluation and to see why your veins are hurting you. ...Read more
I have as sickle cell animie living in texas now a katrena victam and feels no one cares i hve left chest tightness and numbness in arm and left leg.?
Move on: Katrina was >5 years ago - it's time to move beyond it. You surely sound depressed. You should seek help in that regard. If there is truly no one in your family who cares, you need to develop new relationships based on mutual caring - a support group could be very helpful. There are excellent mental health centers in houston. Please seek help; you can't raise yourself by your own bootstraps. ...Read more
I feel like cold water is being splashed on one leg, purple spider veins erupted and my leg feels tight & sore.after a recent flight. Is this typical?
Potential Clot.: No, this is not typical. In fact, you are describing symptoms that could very well be indicative of a clot formation in your leg. You need to be seen as soon as possible to remove all doubt. Untreated blood clots can have catastrophic results if allowed to go untreated. ...Read more
Can tight,spasming hip, butt, low back muscles on one side cause leg to hurt? Had steroid shot in butt gave a little relief but still feels crampy
Spasm: Absolutely, spasm can reduce blood flow and cause pain/aching in the leg. Not sure why you had the steroid IM shot though. Consider getting your low back looked at by a chiropractor or a DO who knows how to manipulate. Odds are you have a structural issue somewhere below L2. Soak in a hot bath then do some gentle stretching exercises. ...Read more
Started Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) one month ago. Reflux better but wosening tinnuitis with chest tightness and blurry vision and leg going to sleep. Should i quit ?
Yes and see your doc: Yes, get checked and see your physician. ...Read more
My mom broke her ankle in February ER put cast on did great job but doc office put one on too tight foot leg swollen for months how long swell last?
How does one do a hamstring strecth? Would a tight hamstring cause your knee to slip out of place?
Many ways/No: Use theraband or rope lying on your back, or sit on floor with 1 leg out. Will not make knee go out of place. ...Read more
I wore compressions yesterday, and i have the thigh high ones.. woke up and where its tight around your thigh hurts now.. is that from the stockings?
Lump below one knee, oval shape, paper clip size.soft n moveable.No pain. Intermittent tightness in same calf. Healthy n 33.Runner for while-stopped ?
Lump: It sounds like a small cyst and of no consequence and probably not related to your calf ...Read more
Knee brace too tight and after prolonged use calf feels tight and swollen? Should i get a new one?
Knee brace: Yes get a brace that is more comfortably. ...Read more
15 wks post high grade injuries to ankle ligaments,one on top of ankle starting to feel like tight rubber band when dorsiflex,exercisemore tiring.Why?
Possibility : Difficult to give you proper answer not seeing the ankle. It possible scar formation. Please use the lubrication with exercise and check with doctor. ...Read more
If you wear compression stockings too tight can that cause a DVT ? i have the thigh high one and i took them off next day thigh hurts ! what is this?
Yes: you need to get the right size If too tight you can have pain after taking them off The muscles and skin rebound causing discomfort make sure they are the right size ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a morton's neuroma and there is a clicking in both ankle joints with a tightness that runs from one to the other. Hardware?
More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you , you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns.You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also tells us what it looks like..Is it discolored, swollen or point tender.The more you tell the better the answer. ...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
Can calf twitches b painful? One calf tight w/painful twitches/ tiny spasms. Doc did physical exam & negative DVT upon palpate, checked pulses. Cause?
That is reassuring:
With the testing you had it is reassuring that nothing of concern is going on
You need to look after yourself with healthy food and good hydration.
Lack of certain minerals or salts might give you these symptoms like potassium, calcium or magnesium
Also it is important to keep yourself well hydrated
And yes calf twitching and spasms can be painful ...Read more
What could cause coolness/ache/tightness in one calf after eating a large meal/lots of carbs? (happens repeatedly) Feels like poor circulation.
Post ankle surgery bimalleous fracture with two screws one side, plate and screws other side. Done 10/21/14. PT daily home. Skin tight both sides. Why?
Sounds like you have: Swelling in that area. Without knowing more about whether you have pain at your ankle or pain at your calf or other issues going on - and I can't see or examine your ankle - it's not clear if this swelling related to impaired venous/lymphatic drainage which can happened after surgery in that area, or if it's related to intrinsic joint issues or even a blood clot. Have your doc check it out. ...Read more
15 weeks after ankle sprain. Can do toe raise, heel raise, stand one foot. Inner ankle pain when walk. Doc said muscle n ligament tight. What to do?
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