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Suggest Treatment For Pain In The Calves Muscles

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Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Question: Both of my calves hurt when touched/massaged, but they don't hurt when I walk. I have not been injured or exercised too much.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please be advised to follow up with your treating physician

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HCM

There are three important considerations for the muscle pain you are experiencing:
Hydrocortisone-induced - Excess hydrocortisone in the body can affect muscles
Thyroid hormone excess/deficiency
cellulitis which is an infection of skin presenting with pain, redness, and swelling of the affected area (if you have a history of diabetes).

Clinical examination, serum creatine kinase level (which is a muscle breakdown product), serum cortisol levels, thyroid hormone levels needs, blood culture( to rule out cellulitis) are recommended for initial screening for assessing the muscle condition and whether the dose of hydrocortisone and thyroid supplementation is appropriate.

Please be advised to follow up with your treating physician to undergo the necessary evaluation. According to blood results, dose of your hormone supplements may need to be adjusted.
If cellulitis is present, antibiotic therapy is needed.

Hope this answers your questions
Please let me know if you need further clarifications
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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Suggest Treatment For Pain In The Calves Muscles

Brief Answer: Please be advised to follow up with your treating physician Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HCM There are three important considerations for the muscle pain you are experiencing: Hydrocortisone-induced - Excess hydrocortisone in the body can affect muscles Thyroid hormone excess/deficiency cellulitis which is an infection of skin presenting with pain, redness, and swelling of the affected area (if you have a history of diabetes). Clinical examination, serum creatine kinase level (which is a muscle breakdown product), serum cortisol levels, thyroid hormone levels needs, blood culture( to rule out cellulitis) are recommended for initial screening for assessing the muscle condition and whether the dose of hydrocortisone and thyroid supplementation is appropriate. Please be advised to follow up with your treating physician to undergo the necessary evaluation. According to blood results, dose of your hormone supplements may need to be adjusted. If cellulitis is present, antibiotic therapy is needed. Hope this answers your questions Please let me know if you need further clarifications Regards Dr.Lekshmi