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Doctor insights on: Tightness In One Leg

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I have pain in both knees and extreme tightness in my calf on one leg symptoms just started two says ago?

I have pain in both knees and extreme tightness in my calf on one leg symptoms just started two says ago?

Possibly related: Your knee and calf pain could be related, including arthritis and a calf strain, but it is important to see your doctor immediately to rule out a blood clot in your lower leg. ...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 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 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.

Temporary: Compressive sleeves can cause compression of nerve(s) in the leg which may result in " tingling"(parasthesias). This will usually improve w/ time.If it doesn't then see your physician . Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

Leg and red dot: This could be anything. If it bothers you enough to search online, it is time to see a professional. A few possibilities are folliculitis, fixed drug eruption, nummulite dermatitis. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pressure neuropathy: You are either cutting off the circulation or placing pressure on a nerve which is producing the numbness. Try another position. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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told I have weak abs/tight hamstrings and this is causing my one sided SI joint pain, and nerve pain down leg hurts more @ night. Is this possible?

Unlikely: I find that explanation very unlikely. IMO, SI joint pain is a very overused explanation as a cause for low back pain. SI joint issue will not give you radicular symptoms or pain down the leg. ...Read more

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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?

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?

R/O DVT VS RSD: DVT=Blood Clot would cause unilateral foot pain and swelling. . A Doppler US of the lower extremity will define the anatomy. Other conditions to evaluate are LYMPHEDEMA/RSD(REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY). She needs to be reevaluated exam/labs/ankle MRI and bone scan. ...Read more

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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

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I have a tightness in one of my calf muscles that doesn't go away with proper stretching?

Leg pain: There are a lot of reasons for calf tightness. Obviously you may have a muscular tear, tendinous injury or tear, neurologic issues concerning the peroneal nerve, spinal pathology causing lumbar radiculopathy, and most concerning would be Venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can calf twitches b painful? One calf tight w/painful twitches/ tiny spasms. Doc did physical exam & negative DVT upon palpate, checked pulses. Cause?

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

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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?

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

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Podiatry / sports medicine - heel pain - feels like a strained or tight muscle i feel a tightness or pain in one heel. Not sure when it started but it has been bothering me for more than a month. I run regularly and participate in yoga and weight traini

Podiatry / sports medicine - heel pain - feels like a strained or tight muscle i feel a tightness or pain in one heel.  Not sure when it started but it has been bothering me for more than a month.  I run regularly and participate in yoga and weight traini

Where is the pain: Where exactly is the pain? Is it in the back of the heel? Is it on the bottom of the heel?

If at the back of heel you may be dealing with tendinits or bursitis of achilles tendon.
May have a heel spur at the back of heel where achilles insertes into heel bone.

If at the bottom of heel, that may be plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome- inflammation of the plantar fascia at insertion on heel. ...Read more