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Calf pain- 3 months

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  • Posted By: Ember109
  • December 8, 2012
  • 00:01 AM

Hi I am new to this forum so I hope I'm posting to the right place. If not, please direct me where to post.

I have had left calf pain for over 3 months now. It started in September when I was walking at a shopping mall. All of a sudden my calf hurt so much I felt like I couldn't keep walking on it. There was no injury at all that I can recall.

In October I saw a doctor. She gave me a ultrasound looking for blood clot. There was none. She said take naproxen because it is most likely a pulled muscle.

Her solution did nothing for me at all so I went to see a specialist. He also said I must have some sort of strain. He sent me to physical therapy. I've been in PT for a month and I'm not really improving. He has me doing stretches and strengthen exercises. I have less motion in my left foot.

Today I woke up and as soon as I started walking around I noticed my left foot is numb. Ive had numbness for the past 8 hours.

Any ideas what could be going on? Could a strain or pulled muscle really take this long to heal?

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  • Hi,To reply to your thread, i am not sure what the calf pain means but i had the same thing in 1999 it took a while for doctors to find out but i had fibroids.I had a hysterectomy and the pain went away. now im not saying this to scare you but signs of ovarian cyst has symptoms that sometimes woman have calve pain.
    paynet3 5 Replies
    • December 16, 2012
    • 06:59 PM
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  • You didn't say what medicines you take. Some medicines can cause muscle cramps. Many different things can cause both leg cramps and foot numbness. Make sure you are drinking enough water especially if you are walking or exercising. Certain minerals potassium, calcium and magnesium are all important for healthy muscle function. Foot numbness can be the result of any a number of things, all the way from spinal injury/problems to just sitting to long. Hope this helps.
    Grandmom 25 Replies
    • December 17, 2012
    • 08:56 PM
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  • I hope what you say is not true in her case.Presumably she is not overweight and is young. This symptom I am sure is only temporary, but regular exercise is bound to help.Too many people just sit all day eat the wrong fatty, sugary and over salted harmful foods and never get any meaningful exercise and then the doctors have to drug them up for a miss diagnosis.Please make sure that your doctor gives you a proper examination first.
    alanhill 3 Replies
    • December 17, 2012
    • 11:49 PM
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