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Prescribed methylcobalamin for calf muscle cramp. Swollen leg, black color, painful. What to do?

i am Noorulislam from kashmir, it is before 15 days while playing cricket i slipped my left foot and i had a muscle cramp in me left calf muscle .I just saw a Jp doctor who prescibed me some antibiotic and painkiller and antiinfilimation medicine and i took the medicine for 5 days but still the pain did not go so i went to another doctor who prescribed me Methycoblamin with folic acid(syrup) and aceclofenac , serratiopeptidase and paracetamol(tablet) and a mutivitamin tablet but still my leg has swellings particularly my foot and black color inside the skin showing the blood and while walking i feel little pain and there is a slight continue pain in my thigh as well so what do you suggest me to do
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

From the description of symptoms, I think that you have sustained a SOFT TISSUE HEMATOMA. This usually takes around 3 weeks to resolve completely.

The general management guidelines for hematoma are as follows -

* Rest to the injured part and dont involve in activities which puts additional strain on the injured tissues.
* Ice packing should be applied for about 20 minutes once in every 2 hours.
* Use elastic compression bandage around the swollen area
* Elevation of the limb
* Analgesic & anti inflammatory medications

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vakul Aren's  Response
Welcome to HCM.It appears that you have a partial tear of the calf muscle with a haematoma/collection of blood .It would be wise to seek the opinion of a orthopaedic Surgeon/Surgeon who can assess the injury and manage it .Surgical intervention may be required.
Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
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