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Soreness weeks after exercise. Pain in the ankle and calves. Chances of a blood clot?

Can a person have a delayed reaction to exercise and show no signs of soreness until two weeks later? I have not jogged or ran in months and I went for a small jog two weekends ago about four days later I had a pain down my right leg then about four days after that I started feeling a severe pain in my ankle and in the back of my calves. I have a lot of pain standing and walking on that leg. I am fearful of a blood clot. What are the symptoms of a blood clot?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

All your symptoms are suggestive of a muscle strain / cramp owing to unaccustomed physical activity.

Blood clot or DVT in your case is highly unlikely. The symptoms and signs of DVT in a limb are
* Diffuse and tense swelling of the entire leg
* The leg will be tender to touch
* There will be local warmth over the involved limb
* There will be discolouration of the skin over the leg either blue or red
* There will be associated rise in body temparature (Fever)

The general treatment guidelines for a Muscle strain or cramp include
* Preliminary warm up before going to vigorous exercise
* Drinking plenty of fluids before and after exercise to avoid dehydration
* Gentle massaging of the involved muscles
* Mild stretching of the involved joints and muscles
* Moist heat fomentation over the affected muscles to relax them

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 5 Sep 2013
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