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What causes calf pain, and what can be done to prevent it?

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What causes calf pain, and what can be done about it to prevent this XXXXXXX pain? AAAA Friesen email YYYY@YYYY
Posted Sun, 30 Sep 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 2 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Calf pain could be due to two common reasons.

If the pain is during walking and also at rest specially in the nights , it indicates that there is deficiency of blood supply to the calf muscles.There could be a blockade to the blood supply either by a clot or a blood vessel disease.A Doppler scan has to be made to ascertain the fact and treatment would be medical or surgical.

The other common cause would be sprain in the calf muscles , here the pain is present only during walking and rest provides relief.This is easy to treat , mild pain killer gels applied would suffice.

Hope I answered your query.

Wish you good health.


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