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Numb calf. History of hurt and swollen leg. Advice

Hi. Playing basketball last night, I felt a pop in my left calf. My leg swelled and initially hurt. After lots of icing and elevation, the pain subsided. Starting last night and continuing through today, my calf is numb and cold. I have pain on the inside of the leg adjacent to the injury spot, but no pain on the injurt spot itself. Probably because it is completely numb. I do not have pain, numbness or coldness above (the knee) or below (the foot) the injury area. I am concerned about the numbness. What do you recommend? Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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The numbness in the calf with pain is likely to be due to a torn muscle . This happens due to excessive stress during an unexpected exercise. This is likely to subside on rest and mild pain killers.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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