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Suggest treatment for swelling and pain in the left calf muscles

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Dr. V. N. S. Parinam

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Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have pain in left calf when walking. It is swelled up. This started when I tried to run and felt something pop,
Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Muscle tear or tendon tear

Detailed Answer:

This sounds you have a sudden tear of the tendon or the few fibres of the calf muscle.
Rest, Ice packs, elevation, compression of the area is the first aid. It is important to get the uLtrasound done to understand the nature of injury.
Sometimes we find venous thrombosis as a the cause of similar pain in such a case we schedule a doppler study of the vessels of the particular leg.

Hence I suggest you to get this evaluated by the primary care doctor without delay.
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