Thanks for posting your query.
After exercise or over-exerting the calves or legs, you may experience stiffness
, cramping, or a sharp pain
in one or both calves. This may be a result of a muscle strain
or even tear.
A very common cause of calf pain is poor circulation. Varicose veins
in the calf, while not necessarily dangerous, can ache all day and night.
When you visit the doctor for calf pain, he will probably perform a physical exam first so that he can get a better sense of why you might be experiencing pain. He may then perform more diagnostic tests.
A common way to treat the pain is what is known as RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. This implies that you need to give rest to a calf, apply ice on the area but for a maximum of 20 minutes, use a bandage to compress the leg and elevate the leg to a level which is above the level of your heart. Moist heat in the form of hot water bags can be applied to the injured area after 72 hours.
Hope I have answered your query.
Wishing you good health.