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Pain in calf muscle of the leg for which had a knee surgery, physio therapy has no help. Solution ?

I had knee surgery on Nov 14, and had what I considered a normal recovery up until about 2 weeks ago. At that time my calf muscle in that same leg started causing severe pain when I walk. When I am sitting it feels ok but once I stand and walk it is like that muscle is going to tear. I can barely hobble. I took only six session of physical therapy due to money issues but have been back to work and using the leg since December 10th. This calf pain is just getting worse.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for your query.
It seems that you are having pain in your calves specially after walking. It can happen due to-
1. Calf muscle strain and tear - Usually due to overwork and overstretching of the muscles. Recent increase in leg exercises may cause these. Gradual increase in exercise and pain killers with mild anti inflammatory drugs can help +in reducing the symptoms.
2. Muscle ischaemia- associated with diabetes usually. There is acute pain associated with it.
3. Deep vein thrombosis- comes last among the list of probable diagnosis.
You may get the initial physical examination, relevant tests and treatment done under care of 'Orthopaedician'

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 30 Dec 2013
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