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What causes ankle pain and cramping in calf?

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Posted on Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Question: My daughter is 34 and traveled from Australia to Los Angeles on 11/16. She is now experiencing ankle pain and cramping in her calf and is worried about a blood clot. She said she did move about frequently but had her 20 month old on her lap for hours at a time. Could a clot show up over a week later?
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, DVT can represent like this but test are must

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Yes,blood clot (DVT) can represent like this after a week,having said that is there any skin discoloration, calf is painful,tense and warm to touch?
How much is the pain when she lift her foot towards the shin?
Looking forward to your reply.
Meanwhile, hot water fomentation along with calf stretching exercises and ibuprofen will help.
Take care
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Mukesh Chugh (33 minutes later)
Hello,
I'm XXXXXXX (the daughter). the skin seems fine and it isn't painful to move foot towards shin. I was just concerned as ankle and calf pain seems random and unexplained. I assume there is no need to see a doctor unless condition worsens? I don't see anything on the surface of the skin.

Regards, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It looks to be the common muscle fatigue

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Its good to see you
Going by the reply, it does not looks to be a serious issue and rather it is a common muscle fatigue. You may follow the treatment as discussed earlier.
Wishing you good health
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes ankle pain and cramping in calf?

Brief Answer: Yes, DVT can represent like this but test are must Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for posting I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Yes,blood clot (DVT) can represent like this after a week,having said that is there any skin discoloration, calf is painful,tense and warm to touch? How much is the pain when she lift her foot towards the shin? Looking forward to your reply. Meanwhile, hot water fomentation along with calf stretching exercises and ibuprofen will help. Take care Regards