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Doctor insights on: What Causes A Weird Pressure In My Calf When I Run It Feels Tight

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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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Lower leg feels tight, like a pressure. Wearing socks it feels tighter. it is not the sock, if I switch socks (R2L and L2R) it still feels tight/press?

Lower leg feels tight, like a pressure. Wearing socks it feels tighter. it is not the sock, if I switch socks (R2L and L2R) it still feels tight/press?

Lower leg: Tightness in the lower leg could come from different causes. Th e most serious condition could be caused by blockage in your venous system or veins.I would see a physician to exclude this ...Read more

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For a few years now on & off I have a pain on the whole right side of my body. At the moment my jaw and ear feel pressure and my right leg feels tight?

For a few years now on & off I have a pain on the whole right side of my body. At the moment my jaw and ear feel pressure and my right leg feels tight?

Many possibilities: there are many possibilities this could be muscular, neurologic or even emotional. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a neurologist to help clarify your symptoms ...Read more

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Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?

Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs,  or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking  or running on level?

Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read more

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I had a tibial stress fracture about ½ a year ago, but now i feel my calf muscles tight whenever i run (esp. Long dist) and sometime ache for few days?

I had a tibial stress fracture about ½ a year ago, but now i feel my calf muscles tight whenever i run (esp. Long dist) and sometime ache for few days?

Its understandable.: Keep exercising to stretch the muscles daily and I am sure the tightness would subside eventually. It just needs time and patience. Keep up with the exercises. ...Read more

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Hi.. I have tight leg muscles which affects my sports and running and can be very painful, what is the best way to rid them?

Hi.. I have tight leg muscles which affects my sports and running and can be very painful, what is the best way to rid them?

Better stretching: Tight muscles when exercising can be caused by poor stretching of those muscles in the exercise routine. If you need help with how to develop a proper exercise routine, consult an athletic trainer. ...Read more