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What causes pain in central calf muscle?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Question: I have pain in central calf muscle its like pin point pain not in a big area im very active work for food service of XXXXXXX so im on my feet all day im just worried it could be a clot? what do u think
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not seems to be clot.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for your query.

From description it seems to be calf strain. There is partial tearing of muscle fibres . It not seems to be clot as you are very active.

I advice you to follow the below mentioned guidelines -

* Give adequate rest to the involved muscle group and avoid any movement that causes pain
* Ice packing once in every 2 hours over the affected area
* Local application of muscle relaxant gel
* Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and local swelling or inflammation.
*Wrap the calf with a compression bandage.Be careful not to wrap the bandage too tight.
*Keep the leg elevated when seated, and when you need to be up on the injured leg, insert a heel pad in your shoe to help shorten the calf muscle, which takes a portion of the strain off it.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care


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What causes pain in central calf muscle?

Brief Answer: Not seems to be clot. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. From description it seems to be calf strain. There is partial tearing of muscle fibres . It not seems to be clot as you are very active. I advice you to follow the below mentioned guidelines - * Give adequate rest to the involved muscle group and avoid any movement that causes pain * Ice packing once in every 2 hours over the affected area * Local application of muscle relaxant gel * Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and local swelling or inflammation. *Wrap the calf with a compression bandage.Be careful not to wrap the bandage too tight. *Keep the leg elevated when seated, and when you need to be up on the injured leg, insert a heel pad in your shoe to help shorten the calf muscle, which takes a portion of the strain off it. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care