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Pain in ankle radiating to calf during nights. Took tylenol, ibuprofen. What is the reason?

Pain starting in the ankle radiating up to calf, pain only at night when I have gone to bed, sometimes both legs, sometimes just one leg. Pain wakes me from a sound sleep, I just can't get comfortable. I tried taking Tylenol, before bed and when that didn't work I tried Ibuprofen, neither work. It it going to sound weird but at times, I have rubbed Vicks on my calf and ankles, it seem to help. I also tried arthritis rub and they helped sometimes. Any ideas?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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The pain in the ankle radiating to the calves is likely to be due to a muscular pain caused by crams or a muscle tear. Taking muscle relaxants and doing a hot fomentation in the area will help.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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