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Calf muscle pain, difficulty walking fast. Do not want gastrocnemius operation. Any other way to stretch muscle?

pain in calf muscles while standing up and while driving(while driving my left calf hurts-ı can not walk very fast and walk slowly
one of the doctors said my gastrocnemius muscle is shorter and ı shoul have a
gastrocnemius release operation but ı dıdnt have the operation- ıs there any other way to strech this muscle
ıt takes at least 3 days to recover
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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You can consult a physiotherapist to see if they can help you. They will start you off on hot fomentation therapy which might help to loosen your muscle a little bit. Also, you can consult an acupuncture specialist who will be able to limit the pain that you experience.

If you are worried about the surgery because you think it is serious, do not be alarmed. It is a relatively minor surgery and it will hardly be painful after the procedure. Also, there are minimal risks to the surgery. I advise that you assess the pros and cons of each method and then decide the best course for you.

Dr Vineet
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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