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Calves having painful cramps, sore. What cane done?

My calves were having some really painful cramps . They aren t cramping anymore but they feel sore and still quite tight. So right now I can t really walk because they are too tight to fully extend. I m going to bed now but I m wondering if ill be able to work tomorrow, I m a grocer at ays so I do a lot of walking around and lifting heavy boxes. Also what can I do to aleiviate some of these after effects of the cramps. Any other relevant info is appreciated as well. Thx!
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Hi James,
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that pain in your calves are due to muscle spasm.
It may be due to over exertion by the muscles of legs.

You should give adequate rest to your body.
Hot fomentation and application locally of pain relieving gel will help in relief from your symptoms.

Pain killer like Ibuprofen one tablet twice a day after meals along with a muscle relaxant like chloraxazone and an antacid like Omeprazole 20 mg will be helpful.
Vitamin E supplement for few days will also help in relief.

Also take care of your diet. You should eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink lots of pure water daily.

If the problem is persisting, you can have following investigations done :-
1. Serum electrolytes.
2. Serum calcium.
3. Serum Uric Acid.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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