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    Chronic Calf Pain

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    Hi all,

    I am a student and have been experiencing chronic calf pain in my left leg for the past year.I've had two ultrasounds and a Wikipedia reference-linkMRI but these have not shown anything. After, I was diagnosed with a chronic musle strain by my physio and was treated for this. Treatment was not successful, even with visits to naturopaths. I have stopped any physical activities including running for the last four months. I am quite sick of it because i've tried everything and my leg aches 24/7

    Please if you have any suggestions

    Note: I have seen a vein specialist and my scans showed nothing but have been noted the my leg turns white after exercise and colour returns within a minute.

    Any suggestions are muchly appreciated as I am only young i want to get on with my life.

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    Re: Chronic Calf Pain

    24/7 calf pain? Hmm. If you are still growing, then there's the outside chance of the muscle not stretching fast enough to match bone growth; If you are an avid runner or participate in other high impact activities then a stress fracture may not have been picked up by the Wikipedia reference-linkMRI - I assume they were checking for DVTs. Another possibility, and I almost hate to mention it b/c it is seen by some to carry a psychological component to it, but RSD or Complex Regional Pain Syndr. (i really doubt you have this); Another possibility is a lumbar nerve irritation; I have seen calf pain that is intense but you can't really press on it, or find it locally, and it turns out that it is referred from the lowback; Good luck, keep researching.


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    Re: Chronic Calf Pain

    Thanks, that is appreciated. It gives me an inside of what else it could be. I am going for a compartment pressure test.


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    Re: Chronic Calf Pain

    We recommend the Physio Shop - www.physioshop.co.uk
    Calf pain is a very common problem seen among athletes; the very basic reason in most scenarios is overuse of the muscles. There are other reasons for calf pain like blood clots in the deep veins of the leg causing blockage of blood circulation, collection of knee joint fluid in the back of the knee called as Wikipedia reference-linkbaker's cyst, blockage of blood circulation caused due to blood clots in the veins, Soleus pain caused due to the soleus muscle strain and Achilles tenditis caused due to the strain on the Achilles tendons. The only conclusion I could end up to after going through the information provided by you is soleus muscle strain which at times can add to the pressure on the knee. Using a good massager on a regular basis is a good way of getting rid from these problems. I would recommend OSIM uSqueez warm, a calf massager with great features like warm air technology which helps improve blood circulation, wrap around and squeeze to deliver a simultaneous massage to feet, calves and ankles and inbuilt foot rollers to deliver a foot reflexology massage which helps alleviates muscle aches by stimulating all the vital acupressure points.



 

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