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Weak Calf Muscles
I have weak calf muscles and get cramps easily i had taken pregabalin and methcobalmin capsule for it help but now it happened again when i don't take?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Pulled right calf muscle 4 days ago; healing fine, but now right toes middle to pinkie are weak and won't bend completely. Left toes fine.
Feels like I have weak calf muscle on my left leg. I can stand and walk fine, but very strange feeling. Sometimes i feel contraction of muscle. Why?
Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?
Calf muscle and knee pain from4 mnths did doppler, X-ray for lumbar spine and blood test for vit B12 and D3 but evrything is normal also they r weak?
May need more tests.: X-rays of the spine are useless unless there is a history of trauma. Vitamin tests do no tell you about your pains. Need more info. Did this occur after an injury, or change in activity? Are there bruises? Do you have corresponding tingling and numbness? It may be from your back, or it may be the knee, or it can be an auto immune thing like rheumatoid disease. Get evaluated. ...Read more
Can permanent L5 nerve damage cause weakness and cramps in the calf muscle as well as buttock and leg pain?
L5 nerve damage: Hello. Did you have a nerve conduction test (electrodes placed on skin to test problems with nerves) with muscle test part (We call "EMG") where a needle is placed in the muscle to listen for new or old changes in the muscles? If L5 related, pain & cramps should be outer hip, side of thigh & calf & top of foot to big toe. IF S1 nerve is involved, then butt, back of leg, outer foot 4th & 5th toe ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walk not run: You are building muscle mass in the calf by the pounding of the jogging. Build tone and not the muscle mass by stopping the pounding. Research has proven that running is not better than walking over the course of the "same distance". Stop running and start walking the same distance. ...Read more
See below: to increase your calf strength you can work on stairs and toe lifts for quickness you should work on quick feet exercises like kareokes and other agility skills not sure what youre training for but don't overdo your calf at the expense of your quads or hamstrings Also if you build up your calf too much you might lose some quickness? ...Read more
I can't seem to build muscle. I have never seen a muscle on my body in 34 years! i so badly want calf muscles! is there anything i can do? I
Isometrics?: For less than 5 minutes a day, holding your muscle as tight as possible will lend definition to it. Select the muscles you'd like to tone and define. Work out an exercise plan with a therapist or trainer ( or review a book on it) and set aside 5 minutes a day. Don't look for results until 2-4 weeks have gone by. ...Read more
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