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Bruise on calf - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   I had a XXXXXXXX horse Thursday night and it still feels painful today Saturday ,there is a small red bruise on the back of my calf and it's hurts when I am standing. Is this normal or could it be a blood clot. There is no swelling
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr....
User :   Hi
Doctor :   It is bruising
Doctor :   Becaus eDId you feel down?
Doctor :   Did you feel down
User :   There is a small red bruise on the back of the calf
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Did you feel down?
Doctor :   Did you get hurt?
User :   No I didn't get hurt. I just had a XXXXXXXX horse in the night and the next day it didn't go away
User :   I want to know if there is a danger of a blood clot or I should wait a few days for this to go away
Doctor :   Usually people with sedentary life get blood clots?
Doctor :   But u are active?
Doctor :   May I know ur age>
User :   Yes I am 52 and walk everyday
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I hope u sdo not have any medical problems?
User :   I don't
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The best treatment is massage and PNF stretching, increasing blood flow to help relax the muscle. When the cramp is released, static stretching may be applied.
Doctor :   I mean do the stretching exercises slowly
User :   Is it ok that I still have tightness in the calf after three days. I have gotten XXXXXXXX horses in the past but they have always gone away immediately
Doctor :   Take Tab ibuprofenn 4oo mg 3 times a day after food
Doctor :   I understand
Doctor :   Usually it takes 7-10 days to cool down
Doctor :   Did you take pain medicine in these three days
User :   Do u mean I don't have a blood clot and should wait for this to subside
User :   No havent
Doctor :   Yesa, I dont think you have any blood clot
Doctor :   Do you want to send pictures
Doctor :   I can look at and revert
User :   No I think it's ok there is no swelling
Doctor :   It will subside, take Ibuprofen which decreases inflammation,.
User :   Thanks ok
Doctor :   It is spasm of muscles and stretching exercises and pain lillers will cool dow the brising and pain
Doctor :   Hope I answered your querry
User :   Ok
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any Other Q.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting.
User :   No thanks
Doctor :   Have a wonderful day
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye
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