Why does my calf muscle always hurt - Doctor answers

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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

Muscle (Definition)

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


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My left calf muscle hurts and swells up when I exercise it, what causes this?

My left calf muscle hurts and swells up when I exercise it, what causes this?

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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What to do if I take a step, but it hurts in a really small area, so did I tear my calf muscle?

What to do if I take a step, but it hurts in a really small area, so did I tear my calf muscle?

Where in you leg?: Where in your leg is the pain? If it is in your achilles tendon area or mid calf see your podiatrist to have it checked. ...Read more

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I hurt my back at work lifting. Now I'm getting pain down my leg and calf muscle. What should I do?

See back specialist: For a specific exercise description or possible referral to a physical therapist/ chiropractor...
If not a disc problem, a muscle spasm is a common condition affecting the pain in the leg... ...Read more

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I think I have pulled my calf muscle. My calf muscle has been feeling like it is pulling and hurts a little bit. I also have a lump on the inside of m?

I think I have pulled my calf muscle. My calf muscle has been feeling like it is pulling and hurts a little bit. I also have a lump on the inside of m?

Calf discomfort: A strain or muscle cramp in a calf muscle can cause ongoing calf discomfort. Rarely bleeding into the calf can occur. A ruptured Baker's cyst behind the knee can also cause pain, swelling and tenderness in the calf. A blood clot or phlebitis is a serious cause of calf discomfort and swelling. It's best to be examined by a physician to check for any of these causes of calf pain, tenderness or swell ...Read more

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How can I rehab my calf muscle, which I hurt playing basketball.?

See md: Can be torn muscle, achilles. May need pt. Sometimes just time. ...Read more

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The upper part of my back calf muscle hurts when I skateboard. Am I just out of shape?

No: Skateboarding like snowboarding requires riding with pressure on the front part of your foot during toe turns. That requires your calf muscles to work overtime, thereby causing pain. Try riding more flat or doing heel turns when the calves hurt. Strengthen calves by standing and repetitiously raising heels off ground as high as possible, and then repeat to tolerance. ...Read more

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My calf muscle has been swollen for about 3 years doesn't hurt is not red been to multiple doctors they have no idea what it could be.

My calf muscle has been swollen for about 3 years doesn't hurt is not red been to multiple doctors they have no idea what it could be.

Swollen calf: This is not normal; please have your physician order an MRI to see what can be causing this disorder. Also ask for muscle enzyme testing to check if there is muscle tissue breakdown. ...Read more

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I have prom tonight and I still have a not in my calf muscle and it hurts to walk. I've been stretching it out but it just tightens back up. Help?

I have prom tonight and I still have a not in my calf muscle and it hurts to walk. I've been stretching it out but it just tightens back up. Help?

See a doctor: The knot in your calf should be examined by a doctor. In the meantime, stop stretching as it's not helping at this point. Most likely you have a tear in your calf muscle, which would need some time to heal. But there are other possibilities such as blood clots. If the pain is severe, skip the prom and go see a doctor today. While waiting to be seen, rest, keep your leg elevated, and ice it. ...Read more

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My lower calf muscle one inch above my Achilles really hurts. It feels like it might be strained. What do I do so I can keep running in the future?

My lower calf muscle one inch above my Achilles really hurts. It feels like it might be strained. What do I do so I can keep running in the future?

Stretching an rest: Overuse injuries including achilles tendon tendonitis are common. The key is resting, crosstraining and stretching for 10 to 14 days before running again. ...Read more

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Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Yes: That nerve does go down the leg. It known as the sciatic nerve and it may and can give you symptoms in the calf. That should be discussed with your doctor to see what can be done ...Read more

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Thigh pain is now in my left calf muscle. It won't go away. Only hurts when I'm in bed. No injuries. It feels like a pulled muscle.?

Thigh pain is now in my left calf muscle. It won't go away. Only hurts when I'm in bed. No injuries. It feels like a pulled muscle.?

Massage the muscle: Lots of possible causes starting with high heels. If you have had cancer or other reason to be at risk for blood clot then see your doctor for full eval. Are you climbing stairs a lot or walking on inclines? Try massaging the muscle with a good menthol balm, start vit E 400mg daily, and if that dent resolve, see you doc for a more thorough eval ...Read more

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I hurt the lower part of my left calf muscle or tendon while running two weeks ago. What can I do to heal it faster, short of not using my leg?

I hurt the lower part of my left calf muscle or tendon while running two weeks ago. What can I do to heal it faster, short of not using my leg?

Gastroc strain?: If u have strained (partially torn) the medial (inside) head of your gastrocnemius muscle (most common injury that your symptoms suggest)rest for 4-6 wks (or u risk re-injury), heel lift can help. Exam and MRI will confirm diagnosis. Unfortunately there is no substitute for rest in this case and other muscle strain injuries (i.e.hamstring). Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when I press on it?

Vein?: Could be a superficial vein that has clotted for some reason. Try warm compresses. If enlarges, you have leg swelling, pain increases, or you have any skin changes, see you doctor for an exam without delay. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The back of my leg above the knee hurts and there's a lump that hurts when pressed. Also my calf muscle hurt months before this and had a hard lump?

Tendinitis/Myositis: You likely sustained a sprain or partial rupture of the Achilles' tendon with persistent symptoms if it was not medically approached with RICE. The gastrocnemius muscle is the only calf muscle that originates above the knee and the tenderness and nodularity characterize myofascial pain. A Velcro knee sleeve, ice and elevation, foam roller or foot massage, gel insoles and topical NSAID creams help! ...Read more