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Why does my calf hurt when I stand on my toes?

Why does my calf hurt when I stand on my toes?

Tight Calf Muscles!: The reason your calf hurts is how tight the entire muscle group is. When you stand on your toes, the calf muscle contracts, and if it is tight, then you may have pain. Performing runners' stretches are very beneficial and should help reduce the pain. If it continues, seek medical treatment with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why does my calf hurt after meniscus surgery and i don't have an blood clot in my leg?

Why does my calf hurt after meniscus surgery and i don't have an blood clot in my leg?

See below: If you have eliminated a clot or phlebitis as a possibility you need to have the area of injury evaluated you may not be walking evenly and this might be the cause for muscular pain in the calf. ...Read more

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Why does my right calf hurt only when i take a step? What should I do?

Why does my right calf hurt only when i take a step? What should I do?

See a physician: The calf pain could be from a simple muscle strain, but the worst case scenario is if you have some sort of blood clot. I don't want to alarm you, but a simple visit to the doctor would be able to tell you what is going on. ...Read more

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Why does my calf muscle hurt after I remove my shoes?

Why does my calf muscle hurt after I remove my shoes?

I apologize: For not knowing if you are make or female....in the event you are female and were wearing heels this may be a reason as in the heels there is contracture of the tendon and out of shoes it would try and stretch the muscle.... ...Read more

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Should my calf hurt if my meniscus is torn?

Should my calf hurt if my meniscus is torn?

Calf Pain: Absolutely, if you have a meniscal tear that is posterior or if you have swelling in the knee it can cause swelling into the "baker's cyst" which lies above the medial calf muscle. ...Read more

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My thigh and calf hurt about ten days before my period... Is this normal? Its only on the left side. Could this be something serious?

My thigh and calf hurt about ten days before my period... Is this normal? Its only on the left side. Could this be something serious?

?? endometriosis: Some women with endometriosis will have cramps and pain that radiate to the thighs - this could be your problem. If your symptoms seem to get worse with time, endometriosis is even more likely. ...Read more

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Hi I had a pus blister on my leg a week ago that now looks like a tiny white hole in my leg, it's making my entire calf hurt so much !!! someone help!

Hi I had a pus blister on my leg a week ago that now looks like a tiny white hole in my leg, it's making my entire calf hurt so much !!! someone help!

If you have calf: pain, you need to make sure you don't have a clot in your leg thats most important. the pus signifies an infection, and it sounds like your describing an ulcer as a result. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Right leg thigh-calf hurt 6 days now left calf too.not red if swollen not a lot ultrasound neg bloodclots feel better raised haven't exercised?

Right leg thigh-calf hurt 6 days now left calf too.not red if swollen not a lot ultrasound neg bloodclots feel better raised haven't exercised?

If negative for dvt: Possible bakers cyst can cause this pain. Also vascular issues can cause pain like this but you're fairly young for this issue. ...Read more

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Would a stress fracture in your cuboid make your leg/calf hurt?

Would a stress fracture in your cuboid make your leg/calf hurt?

Yes it could: The peroneal muscles of the lower leg can be spasming in response to the fracture pain, and cause pain by the spasms themselves. A cast / boot may be necessary to minimize this problem. ...Read more

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Hurt my knee last week doctor said was fluid and gave me naproxen past couple days knee and back calf hurt knee keep clicking what should I do ?

Hurt my knee last week doctor said was fluid and gave me naproxen past couple days knee and back calf hurt knee keep clicking what should I do ?

Chill and NSAID: fluid in the joint is a natural reaction to injury, and takes time to re-absorb. NSAID like Naprosyn (naproxen) helps limit the inflammatory response. Joint noises often accompany changes in fluid. Patience, quad strengthening, and avoid major walking or athletics until you can comfortably stand on one leg and do a shallow knee bend. Consider followup with RPT or other qualified practitioner. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower leg pain. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do? It hurts every time I walk. I have not done anything new. Can this be phantom pain from the break?

I am experiencing  lower leg pain. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do? It hurts every time I walk. I have not done anything new. Can this be phantom pain from the break?

Not normal: It is not normal to have pain w/weight bearing. Could indeed represent a stress fx, but usually only w/prolonged activity. At age 32, need to r/o back pain, fracture, alignment issues, tendinitis, etc. An exam with your doctor or specialist would be recommended. ...Read more

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Lower leg pain, lot of pain when i sit and stand, foot feels like its going to sleep, had a bad muscle cramp a week ago it has hurt since then, could it be a blood clot?

If : If you have calf pain go to your doctor right away to evaluate for deep venous thrombosis. Blood clots in your legs can go to your lungs and could be lethal. Once that is cleared further work up is likely needed to evaluate the condition and establish diagnosis. The problem may be a radiculopathy, peripherovascular insufficiency or local joint or tendon problem. An examination ir required to make determinations in your case. ...Read more

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I am 33 and suffer from lower leg pain also my lower leg is very thin . While running there is slight pain in the center of calf bone.

I am 33 and suffer from lower leg pain also my lower leg is very thin . While running there is slight pain in the center of calf bone.

Leg pain: More history is needed to elucidate the nature of your problem. Questions as to how long it's been present, other symptoms associated with the pain. You will need a doc to examine you. May need xray and/or bloodwork. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: Leg pain and Leg pain with exertion. What should...

I am experiencing  lower leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: Leg pain and Leg pain with exertion. What should...

Vascular consult: Hello, Its important you see a vascular surgeon. You will require certain non invasive vascular studies to check the integrity of the vessels in the lower extremity and evaluate you fro intermittent claudication. Taking care of this now will allow for less invasive vascular options and my patients have great prognosis afterwards. Feel better! ...Read more