When should I be concerned about calf tightness?
Calf muscle pain is a common complaint and isn’t usually cause for alarm. But sometimes pain in your calf is a sign of a more serious condition, such as problems with the blood vessels in your leg. Seek help if the pain developed without activity or persists even with rest.
What disease causes tight calf muscles?
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one. DVT is when a blood clot forms deep in the leg’s vein. This can create a feeling of tightness, soreness, or pain in the calf.
Why won’t my calves loosen up?
Your calf muscles will feel tight if they are overused, or used close to their capacity. Think about when you do feel tight calves. For strong active people feeling tight calves will usually happen after a big increase in calf loading. A longer run.