"Pop" in calf muscle

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  1. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    While officiating tonight there was a pop and excruciating pain in my upper right calf muscle just below the knee. I was able to finish the game (which, of course, went into overtime) with a terrible limp but I'm guessing by morning it will be pretty f'd up. Anyone ever done this? Am I looking at a serious injury?
     
  2. ClonesTwentyOne

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    Sure doesn't sound good
     
  3. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Strained calf muscle?

    Calf Muscle Pain - Calf Strain or Pull

    Fair warning, I'm a good 7 or 8 years away from actually being a doctor.
     
  4. TykeClone

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    Same thing happened to me while jogging last year. Lots of ice and taking it easy for 2 to 3 weeks did the trick for me. Depending on your age might want to see a doc or if it does not get any better. Rest was what I was told.
     
  6. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    Damn. 2-3 weeks would mean the end of my basketball season. Not what I wanted to hear! I'm going to the doctor first thing in the a.m.
     
  7. CycloneErik

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    I'm pretty sure it's one of two things:
    1. Something terminal
    2. You'll never walk again.
     
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  8. TykeClone

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    2a - a great excuse to become a cyborg.
     
  9. ruxCYtable

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    That description pretty much hit the nail on the head. Even if it's a Grade 1 I'm guessing my season is over.
     
  10. CycloneErik

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    Roboref?
     
  11. TykeClone

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    I was thinking something more inherently evil - something like.... DarthRef
     
  12. CycloneErik

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    NNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    It could match his posts, though. Is there a forbidden love that the head official can use against him?
     
  13. TykeClone

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    don't want to go there. Pre-episode 3 was subpar...
     
  14. cy4prez7

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    Go to a physical therapist! I was having that problem above my knee where it was randomly popping and giving out. I had a form of tendinitis and did four weeks of physical therapy (two days a week). It stopped popping after three visits and I've been over a month now without a pop!
     
  15. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    That is how my neighbor described it when he ruptured his Achilles. He limped around for a few weeks then finally went to the doctor. He said that made it harder to fix. I think you should get it checked out today
     
  16. cyeah

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    Similar thing happened to me during a workout. I tried to wait it out didn't get better after about a month went to the Doc - ended up being a DVT that broke lose a little - had it broken completely lose it would have been lights out on an pulmonary embolism.

    Probably not your case, but I though I had just strained/pulled my calf muscle.
     
  17. Cyclonepride

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    Wow, I wouldn't have bet on 3True for this one
     
  18. 3TrueFans

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    The underdog comes through in the clutch!
     
  19. stateofmind

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    Amen to this! DVTs are very dangerous and need to be checked immediately. I'm betting yours is a calf strain, but you have to rule this out.
    (And yeah, I'm going to be that guy. Loose = Free/Wobly, Lose = Me correcting a forum message)
     
  20. jflattery

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    #20 jflattery, Feb 14, 2014
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    I was playing in an adult kickball league when I heard a pop in my calf. I was on 1st and the kicker behind me kicks a pop off almost directly at 2nd base. I turned back to 1st, but the fielders somehow managed to drop it. I turned to run toward second and my calf "popped". I was able to hobble and beat the throw to 2nd somehow. I came out of the game after that.

    My leg ended up swelling up to about twice its normal size. and turned black and blue all over. I ended up going in and having the doctor look at it. They were worried it was a blood clot or that I had torn my achilles tendon. After an ultrasound; I found of that I had torn my calf muscle and it took several months to heal.
     

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