Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

Calf pain, recurring condition, popping sound, unable to walk, knot formation. Treatment options?

I am 34 year old female in good health. About 6 months ago, after a 6 hour drive to the beach, I got out to terrible calf pain. Concerned me but went away afer several days it went away. But during these 6 months it has come and gone often. Yesterday the pain returned and today i placed my weight on it stepping up and I felt a pop. I was not able to walk because flexing my foot caused awful pain. Took 800 mg of ibuprofen and as day has wore on it is some better. Should I be concerned. There was a knot and swelling but seems better.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  73
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From descripton , it seems you might having muscle strain or tear.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile, apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Rheumatologist Dr. Divya Agarwal's  Response
it seems like a tendonitis with inflammation, i think you should get it checked out.
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor