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Noticed indentation from the front to the back of calf. Any suggestion?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Mon, 24 Dec 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have a sudden indentation from the front to the back of my calf. What is this
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 4 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
According to your description, what you have might be posterior XXXXXXX splints. XXXXXXX splints usually result from overuse. Repeated movements of the foot can cause damage where the muscles attach to the tibia. Soon the edge of the muscles may begin to pull away from the bone. The injured muscle and the bone covering (the periosteum) become inflamed.
I advise you to-
1. Take rest. It plays a key role in decreasing pain and inflammation.
2. Stop doing the activity that caused the problem, at least until their symptoms are under control.
3. Apply cold packs and take anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin to calm pain and inflammation.
You can get it examined from an orthopedician for confirmation.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

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