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Suggest treatment for calf cramp

i suffered a severe calf cramp last week that i should have stayed off of but walked around on for four hours. The calf swelled and eventually loosened but it did go on for a length of time. I have been using a compression bandage and keeping the leg elevated and the swelling has gone down. it has been a little sore but not a great deal of pain. Today i noticed a pinpoint bruise in the upper part of my left inner calf and a bruising on my left inner foot along the achilles and midfoot. Any ideas what this is. There is no pain it should be noted and I have full feeling in the affected areas.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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Hello,

The symptoms seem to be related to a muscle cramp.

I suggest using a muscle relaxant such as Baclofen.

I also suggest using cold compresses for relieve.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi, General &Family Physician
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