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How is sharp pain in the calf muscles treated ?

Every now and then (once or twice in about 2-3 weeks) I get a sharp twinge in my calf muscles. Either leg. It only lasts for about 5-10 seconds and isn t cramp (I know how that feels). I am 45 and fairly fit and healthy. 5ft 10 and 13.5st. I exercise once or twice a week, non smoker and drink almost no alcohol and am fairly active. What could it it be?
Fri, 4 May 2012
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Dear one
welcome to H C M
as you are aware of yours problem it may be due to sciatica or due to vascular insufficiency to that calf muscle.pl see orthopaedic surgeon, get x ray of yours lower back done,. some times tablet of vitamin E helps a lot.at this stage it does not seems to be worried, but proper treatment will help.

thnx
dr s k gupta
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How is sharp pain in the calf muscles treated ?

Dear one welcome to H C M as you are aware of yours problem it may be due to sciatica or due to vascular insufficiency to that calf muscle.pl see orthopaedic surgeon, get x ray of yours lower back done,. some times tablet of vitamin E helps a lot.at this stage it does not seems to be worried, but proper treatment will help. thnx dr s k gupta