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I severely strained my calf muscles. My shin hurts and I didn't hit it. Is it normal for your shin to hurt with a severe calf muscle strain?

I severely strained my calf muscles. My shin hurts and I didn't hit it. Is it normal for your shin to hurt with a severe calf muscle strain?

Normal it is not!!: I am sure you must injured the shin, when you fell or whichever way you injured your calf. Our brains register only the worst injured (or more painful) part first, while the lesser injured part still hurts or becomes obvious later.
Your examining Doc can certainly reassure you that you most likely injured the shin as well. Check with him/her.
Good Luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I pulled calf muscle strain/tear when playing soccer/football?

What to do if I pulled calf muscle strain/tear when playing soccer/football?

Calf: See a physician for an evaluation first. You will receive a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Have possible calf muscle strain. Have elevated and iced nearly 24 hrs. Now seeing a vein popped out running down lower leg. Am I treating this right?

Have possible calf muscle strain. Have elevated and iced nearly 24 hrs. Now seeing a vein popped out running down lower leg. Am I treating this right?

Blood clot: If you have calf swelling and pain, you really should be checked out to make sure you don't have a blood clot. If that test is normal, then rest, ice and some physical therapy should allow the calf to return to normal. ...Read more

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When I bend my leg I have pain in joints and my joint bones feel like popping. A little bit of strain is experienced in my calf muscle as well.?

Muscle or joint: Hard to put these two symptoms together. This could be joint pain, it could be muscle pain, or could be the two together this is something you need to have evaluated ...Read more

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I believe I have torn the flexor halliucis muscle in the very center of my calf muscle. I was straining to make a rock climbing move which involved p?

I believe I have torn the flexor halliucis muscle in the very center of my calf muscle. I was straining to make a rock climbing move which involved p?

See: A physical medicine doctor. You need a good physical exam to see where you are weak. An MRI may be necessary to see the location and extent of the injury. ...Read more

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How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal?

Wide range: At the worst, some don't heal w/o surgery or at all. But those are the rare, severe ones. Usually by 8 - 10 weeks you'll be past it. But there are so many variables. Your original condition, how bad it was, how healthy you are, how protected you keep it, etc., etc. Live extra healthy - no bad habits + good nutrition, rest, etc., Be patient! Best! ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a blood clot and a muscle strain when you have mild calf pain?

Calf pain: Strain is usually caused my a history of trauma. Very localized tenderness and swelling. Blood clots in the calf typically present with widespread swelling, tenderness, increase in pain with squeezing the whole calf but can only be diagnosed by testing. Currently tested by a Doppler study. Many times the calf pain produced by a clot increases with time. ...Read more

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I was hit the calf by a basketball I now have severe calf pain & trouble walking. I feel like I can't put weight on it. Could this be a muscle strain?

Calf Hematoma: Most likely you have a hematoma which is a collection
of blood from the muscle being injured. You can use a heating pad to loosen it up. If it continues then you need to go to an ER/Urgent Care/Primary care for evaluation. Sometimes physical therapy will also help to alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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Sore upper back left calf. Felt it when I tried stretching my legs this morning about 12hrs ago. Could it be just muscle strain or smthing more serious?

Sore upper back left calf. Felt it when I tried stretching my legs this morning about 12hrs ago. Could it be just muscle strain or smthing more serious?

Most likely strain: Your symptoms are mostly a strain. I would recommend watching it to see if it improves since the symptoms started less than 24 hours ago. More history needs to be known in order to say for sure if this could be something more serious. If you're really concerned or have other medical problems, I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Calf pain in isolated area right leg. 19 year old, Male, Skinny. Blood Clot? Or Muscle strain? Did masturbate earlier in the day, unsure if related.

Calf pain in isolated area right leg. 19 year old, Male, Skinny. Blood Clot? Or Muscle strain? Did masturbate earlier in the day, unsure if related.

Tough to say: Statistically, it would be a muscle strain/sprain, but without a proper exam you can not know if it is something more serious like a blood clot. Masturbating would most likely have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of a strained calf muscle?

Please explain what are some symptoms of a strained calf muscle?

Localized pain: Pain in the calf especially with walking. In severe cases you may feel a bulge or see bruising develop on the skin. Symptoms usually resolve in 1-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Thigh pain is now in my left calf muscle. It won't go away. Only hurts when I'm in bed. No injuries. It feels like a pulled muscle.?

Thigh pain is now in my left calf muscle. It won't go away. Only hurts when I'm in bed. No injuries. It feels like a pulled muscle.?

Massage the muscle: Lots of possible causes starting with high heels. If you have had cancer or other reason to be at risk for blood clot then see your doctor for full eval. Are you climbing stairs a lot or walking on inclines? Try massaging the muscle with a good menthol balm, start vit E 400mg daily, and if that dent resolve, see you doc for a more thorough eval ...Read more

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Can bruising occur at when you severely strain your calf muscles?

Can bruising occur at when you severely strain your calf muscles?

Yes: When you have a strain it can cause inflammation subsequently causing bruising due to a microinternal mechanism of "save the tissue". Most cells come together to help heal the site including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, anti-inflammatory cells etc. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my calf muscle is strained?

What's the best way to know if my calf muscle is strained?

Does it hurt?: Does your calf muscle hurt? Typical symptoms of a strain include pain, stiffness, discoloration and bruising around the strained muscle. If you don't have any of those symptoms, then you're fine. ...Read more

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How do you heal a strained calf muscle?

How do you heal a strained calf muscle?

Strain/calf muscle: R I c e
treatment consists of
1 rest
2ice locally
3compression with ace bandage
4elevation
followed by heelpad in both shoes, anti inflammatory medicines, ultrasond therapy, massage therapy and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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