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What causes acute pain in the calf muscles while walking?

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Dr. Aashish Raghu

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :2011

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Fairly acute pain in center of calf approx. 5 minutes after beginning walking. Eases about 50~60% after about 15 minutes of continuous walking.

I have had this condition for approximately 6 months.

Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Knee arthritis Baker's cyst in the calf

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

This could be a Baker's cyst due to arthritis of the knee.

It can cause muscle spasms which causes the pain.

Do get ultrasound of the knee and calf and Xray of the knee to confirm.

Apply hot packs to the affected region.

Keep limb elevated.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.


Dr. Aashish Raghu
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