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I should go to which specialist to treat my muscle pain in leg ?

I m 20 and a little overweight and inactive, but I ve been trying to exercise. I ve been having slight calf muscle pain for the last couple of weeks (I think I pulled muscles while exercising, maybe). I didn t feel anything at first though. It started with one spot, now it spread to other spots on my leg. It also started on my other leg, too. I just felt a pull on the lower part of my leg (like something tore) but it didn t hurt. I took a multivitamin the other day, because I heard nutrition could be part of the reason and I have poor nutrition. But other than that, what is wrong with my legs? What type of specialist would I see for muscle pain (or can I visit my regular physician)?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jul 2011
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query. It sounds like inflammation of the muscle,possibly a tear. You can take painkillers like aceclofenac and a local applicant of diclofenac/aceclofenac. You can meet a regular physician for it. Have a healthy living
Answered: Sat, 9 Jul 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Minoo Bhagia's  Response
Hi ,chanmi , muscle weakness and pain can be due to low vit B12 , calcium and vit D.
Try to cut on oily and spicy foods , take foods like broccoli , eggs (white ) , fish , garlic , oats , brown bread or multigrain bread , brown rice etc.Vitamin B12 tablets are available as cynocobalamine or methylcobalamine which you should take 500 -1500 micrograms daily.For calcium you should drink skimmed milk and take calcium citrate and vit D3 supplements.Regarding muscular pull you can do hot fomentation and apply ointments containing diclofenac sodium , it is better to go to a physio as they are having steam packs which they apply on your back and calf muscles plus they apply TENS , diathermy also and do calf stretching if they feel like but it is better to visit an ortho first who will give you some antiinflammatory drugs , muscle relaxants.
Take care
Answered: Sat, 9 Jul 2011
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