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Doctor insights on: Upper Calf Pain Cycling

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Can you die from calf pain?

Can you die from calf pain?

Yes: I agree with dr. Rosen. Need to rule out blood clots on the legs as the clots can break off and travel to lung. People can die from blood clots in the lung. Now, other causes of calf pain- will also include restless leg syndrome; related to iron deficiency ; muscle problems (inflammation or sprain etc) and many more. Need to know what the cause is- that is important. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

Calf Pain (Definition)

Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more


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How can I exercise with out calf pain?

Should not have: Recurrent calf pain is a symptom of a problem. Start with your family doctor. A vascular ultrasound is a useful initial exam. Most causes can be helped. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about calf pain?

How much should I worry about calf pain?

Depends: It depends on the severity, frequency as well as the when and how.
What makes it better or worse. One leg, both legs. Is it associated with swelling? Are there general health issues?
Are you at risk for peripheral vascular disease? Do you have low spinal problems.
Or does this come on only after vigorous exercise? ...Read more

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Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Possible muscle tear: You are in the correct age range to sustain a variable tear of the muscle belly of the calf (gastrocnemius) muscle in its muscle belly just below the knee joint. With such injury a hematoma may form within the muscle which can cause considerable pain until the hematoma resolves slowly with time, compression, rest and ice. ...Read more

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How should I treat severe left calf pain?

Depends on the cause: Calf pain can develop from a partial tear of the calf muscle, a blood clot, a ruptured baker's cyst from behind the knee, contusion/hematoma, strain due to altered gait/limping or it can be referred pain, often from nerve irritation from the lumbar spine. How you treat calf pain differs depending on the diagnosis. Until you see a physician, pain meds, limiting your weight-bearing & icing can help. ...Read more

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What could cause calf pain for over a week?

What could cause calf pain for over a week?

First and foremost: A clot in the leg which is considered a medical emergency. Always better safe than sorry, with the info you provided you need to seek immediate attention.
If you can provide more detail so that we no longer think it is a clot then that would be fine, but this needs to be checked out and advise you to go to urgent care or ER.
If you are female, smoke or on birth control or obese risk increases. ...Read more

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I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

Strain/partial tear: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more

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Anybody have any remedies to help with calf pain?

Find the cause: There are lots of things than can be causing calf pain from simple over-use to vascular disease. The answer depends greatly on your medical history. You need to see your doc to find the cause of the pain and treat this cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: calf pain?

What is the definition or description of: calf pain?

Literally, it just: Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she feels it might be. ...Read more

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What can I do about calf pain if meds aren't helping?

What can I do about calf pain if meds aren't helping?

Med eval: See your physician to determine the cause. Although it could be a localized issue, calf pain can also be related to conditions like sciatica or claudication. Determination of cause will help to direct appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do about calf pain if the meds aren't helping?

Get the diagnosis: Calf pain can have many causes. Have you been given a diagnosis yet? Muscle strains, knee joint problems, a ruptured bakers cyst, blood clots, referred/nerve pain from the low back are all relatively common causes of calf pain. It's time to see your doc for the first time or for follow up if you are not improving. ...Read more

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Calf pain for more than 2 months? Time to see someone?

Calf pain/two months: Yes you are right, you should see a doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why I get constant calf pain?

Could use expert help with why I get constant calf pain?

Have the US study: Need to rule out a blood clot in the deep veins of the calf first. ...Read more

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Severe Progressing Left Calf Pain. What could it be? I can provide more details.

Severe Progressing Left Calf Pain. What could it be? I can provide more details.

Possible DVT: More details would be helpful, but implanon, as with other BCPs, have an increased risk of deep venous thrombosis, blood clots, DVT. The beginning symptom could be calf pain ...Read more

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Whu calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

Whu calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

Calf pain/leptosporo: It is presumed to be due to combination of factors
1generalised effect of fever and constitutional symptoms causing pain in muscles of calf and also arms
2lepto causing local inflammatory responce directly in calf muscle. ...Read more

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Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Possible: They have nice arches and if someone is not use to it, you can feel strain in the calf as muscles are readjusting the way you are walking..... ...Read more

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Why do I get calf pain while walking in flats?

Achilles tendon prob: This could be due to achilles tendon equinus. Have this checked soon. A tight achilles can cause many foot problems. ...Read more

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I get occasional strange leg calf pain. Is this worrying?

"strange"?: It would need to be specified as to the location, duration, nature, what brings it on or when it is felt...
Will be happy to answer your questions then! ...Read more

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Besides calf pain, what are other symptoms of leptospirosis?

Besides calf pain, what are other symptoms of leptospirosis?

Flu-like symptoms: The disease starts with a fever, headache, and other flu-like symptoms. After recovering from those symptoms, you can then go on to develop meningitis, kidney failure, and liver damage with jaundice. ...Read more

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I'm having a mild stabbing calf pain when sitting or lying down. Should I be worried?

What. Me Worry....: Calf pain is generally something to be concerned about. Especially concerning, if the symptoms are getting worse or are not being relieved with rest. Best to have a consultation to cone down on the possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm having a mild stabbing calf pain that comes and goes and last a seconds when sitting or lying down. What could be the cause?

I'm having a mild stabbing calf pain that comes and goes and last a seconds when sitting or lying down. What could be the cause?

Doesn't sound seriou: If lasts for only seconds, it is not likley to be serious. It could be a muscle fiber twitching or going into a spasm. This could occur with muscle fatigue, or overstretching certain muscles. Perhaps you are doing a particular exercise which is causing this. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common reasons for calf pain? I don't remember injuring myself but my calf has been really hurting for days.

Don't equivocate.: Calf pain is a concern because of the possibility of a potential blood clot in the deep veins in the calf area. A failure to recognize or treat it quickly could be disastrous. Having said that, the potential seriousness necessitates that you have it evaluated and quickly. If the calf is free of phlebitis and/or clot, then you can move on to other non life threatening conditions. ...Read more

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Can lower calf pain be caused by a back problem? I am having back troubles, but also having calf pain was wondering if the two were related.

Possibly: Yes, it's possible that they are related. For example a "pinched nerve" in the lower back can cause pain in the leg. This is called radiculopathy. There are other possibilities, including that the two areas of pain are unrelated. Only an exam and perhaps MRI can tell YOU what YOUR problem is. ...Read more

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I had intense calf pain after lat. Menisectomy. After 10 days the pain isn't gone, tho usually less intense, except in the am or after activity.

I had intense calf pain after lat. Menisectomy. After 10 days the pain isn't gone, tho usually less intense, except in the am or after activity.

Call your doctor: Calf pain after knee surgery could indicate an injury to a nerve or a complication like a blood clot from the tourniquet used during surgery. Any time you have problems or concerns after surgery, call your surgeon. He/she always wants to be kept informed so they have the ability to offer treatment promptly. ...Read more

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I am experiencing calf pain and leg pain.

I am experiencing calf pain and leg pain.

Better be seen.: There is a host of possible conditions that could be causing your calf and leg pain. Without more detail it is difficult to be specific on any one of them. The most problematic condition is the possibility of a blood clot. Because of this, you really should be evaluated, and right soon. Failure to recognize and treat a clot could be catastrophic. ...Read more

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Calf pain, numbness- is it a medical emergency?

Calf pain, numbness- is it a medical emergency?

Maybe: Sudden onset of isolated calf pain and swelling could be a sign of a blood clot. Calf pain could be due to back problems, blood flow problems, muscle injury or a host of other causes. The possibility of a blood clot means you should have this evaluated. ...Read more