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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 having b/l lower leg pain since nearly 2 years. .Increased after running , pain is more for 2 or 3days after activity, tender distal medial tibia?

I am having b/l lower leg pain since nearly 2 years. .Increased after running , pain is more for 2 or 3days after activity, tender distal medial tibia?

?shin splints: If the discomfort is not in the knees but in the lower legs below the knee, these may be shin splints due to overuse and muscle irritation especially brought on by running. Try reducing your running, ice the legs and , if you can take them, nsaids like Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help. Theses measures may also help knee tendonitis, etc. For more advice or worsening symptoms, see your md. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, lower leg pain and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Excessive running. What should I do?

I am experiencing  knee pain, lower leg pain and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Excessive running. What should I do?

Runs w knee/leg pain: May be tendonitis, IT band ( from hip to knee), patella mal-alignment,patellofemoral syndrome, shin splits / stress fracture. Would check for patella alignment,meniscus, flat feet, check shoes that they are not worn, consider kinesiotape on knees, shins, ice, rest. Follow up with ortho/ podiatry as you have to take a break from running if stress /fracture or shin splits ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

Stretches: Shin splints are frustrating for sure! tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc. See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/d5qxtk4. ...Read more

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What are likely causes of mild/moderate knee/lower leg pain only present when running, no swell/tenderness, pain changes spots, pain stops after run?

What are likely causes of mild/moderate knee/lower leg pain only present when running, no swell/tenderness, pain changes spots, pain stops after run?

Shin splints likely: Make sure you are wearing a reasonable running shoe that fits well. A sudden increase in distance and/or running intensity can harken shin splints which is really just an overuse injury. The treatment is to decrease your intensity/distance akin to a dimmer switch to just below the threshold where symptoms develop. If pain persists for much longer, seek an orthopaedic evaluation. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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