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Recoverd from sprained ankle, pain in rear calf and mid shin region. How long will it last ?

I sprained my ankle two weeks ago upon slipping in the snow carrying drywall. The ankle came down on an awkward position. I immediately applied ice to it and elevated it. While the ankle is gradually healing , I have begun to feel pain in my rear calf and in the mid shin region. I m not sure if this is due mainly in part to my favoring of the ankle since it started and use of a cane. The pain is quite severe especially when standing making it nearly impossible to walk normally which I am limiting as much as possible and having it wrapped with an ace bandage . Any help would be appreciated and a diagnosis as to how long this might last.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

If there is a sharp pain on weight bearing then a bone injury needs to be ruled out after a direct examination and X-ray. Tablets- diclofen-MR 100 mg after meals for 5 days.

Keep your leg and foot elevated for 15 minutes every few hours and do some movement of ankle and toes while sitting to prevent or lessen swelling which is common after ankle injuries nothing to worry, it would be okay by itself in couple of months.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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