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What does sharp pain in calf while walking indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I made a sudden movement forward and felt a pop in my left calf.There is no pain while I am sitting but a sharp pain when I walk
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be calf muscle strain or tear.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

It seems to be calf muscle strain or tear.
Take proper rest. Avoid any activity or exercise that involve painful muscles.
Icing over affected area and application of pain relieving gel will give you some relief in pain.
You can take pain killer like Ibuprofen one tablet twice a day after meals.

If your symptoms are still persisting after the above measures, consult an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation and management

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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Dr. Saurabh Gupta

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What does sharp pain in calf while walking indicate?

Brief Answer: Seems to be calf muscle strain or tear. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. It seems to be calf muscle strain or tear. Take proper rest. Avoid any activity or exercise that involve painful muscles. Icing over affected area and application of pain relieving gel will give you some relief in pain. You can take pain killer like Ibuprofen one tablet twice a day after meals. If your symptoms are still persisting after the above measures, consult an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation and management I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care