I have calf pain in my left calf for 6 years now. I have had an ultrasound to rule out deep vein thrombosis, but my doc dropped the ball after that and only said it came back negative and gave me no referrals. But its definitely SOMETHING.
I dont have the pain all the time, but quite regularly and getting more and more constant.
When I lay down flat at night on the bed and sleep on my stomach (with leg perfectly straightened all night), the pain will have subsided by morning. If I stand up or walk around alot in one day versus sitting , the pain subsides.
It is almost always brought on by sitting or bending my knee. Even sitting on the sofa or recliner with legs straight out when i have to sit doesnt help. Seems odd that when my upperbody is straight along with legs straight at night I get relief after a while, but only then. Heatpacks also seem to help.
I also notice when im driving, the pain bothers me enough that I am unsubconsciously pressing the calf against the seat as I drive. Pressure with my hand on the spot thats throbbing seems to helps also. Alot of time the pain is tolerable, but more and more its a throbbing pain that simply wont let up. The throbbing pain moves from behind the knee to the bottom of the calf from day to day.
Ive been told by orthopedic surgeon that it was a bakers cysts leakage, but he only Xrayed and physical exam. Rheumatologist told me it was that my knee joints over-extended and pressed too far back and that was applying pressure and causing the pain. ( only physical exam) The latest my primary sent me for an ultrasound for DVT that came back negative. A PA friend suggested it might be related to my sciatica?
PLEASE HELP!! 6 years of throbbing calf is 6 years too long.
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