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Calf pain, recurring condition, popping sound, unable to walk, knot formation. Treatment options?

I am 34 year old female in good health. About 6 months ago, after a 6 hour drive to the beach, I got out to terrible calf pain. Concerned me but went away afer several days it went away. But during these 6 months it has come and gone often. Yesterday the pain returned and today i placed my weight on it stepping up and I felt a pop. I was not able to walk because flexing my foot caused awful pain. Took 800 mg of ibuprofen and as day has wore on it is some better. Should I be concerned. There was a knot and swelling but seems better.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From descripton , it seems you might having muscle strain or tear.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile, apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Rheumatologist Dr. Divya Agarwal's  Response
it seems like a tendonitis with inflammation, i think you should get it checked out.
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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