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What is causing chronic calf pain due to which my daughter can hardly walk and do any other activity ?

my daughter is having chronic calf pain. she is a long distance runner and a dancer. she has had this pain since december and hasn t got any better. she has been going to physical therapy and had shown little to no improvement. she had gotten x-ray s, mri s, a bone scan , blood work, and a nerve test done and they have all came back fine. she could harldy walk and she is in pain all the time. she hasn t done any activity since december. do you have any idea s what it could be?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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IT is known that athletes have tilted pelvis due to unknown reasons and cause a pressure on the sciatic nerve. The pressure makes the calf muscles to cramp and cry during activity. I am surprised by the fact that the MRI was normal. It is better to redo an MRI once again to totally rule out spinal causes of the calf pain.

Sural nerve entrapment is also seen in atheletes. Local muscle causes are to be looked into. Attend to treat your quadriceps, quadratus lumborum, the iliopsoas stretch, and then your calf muscles, I think you'll get relief.

Physio and sports medicine specialist should be of good help.
Answered: Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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