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What causes severe pain in the leg upon standing after a calf muscle injury?

Tore a muscle in calf 3 weeks ago . Have slight range of motion back but still can t bend leg , which I know will take a while. Anyway my problem is that sometimes when I stand up the pain is excruciating but as soon as I elevate again it goes away . Just curious as to what is happening when that occurs . Thank you
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
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After an injury the muscle can take 4-6 weeks to heal completely with proper rest. Cramps can cause this pain.

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