I've had bilateral calf pain that consists of throbbing (most prominent), soreness, a little tingling, and weakness for 6 months now. There were no traumatic events before the onset, though I am an avid runner. Not too long before the pain set in I had added some weight bearing exercises for legs to my week.
The pain started as simply soreness in my left calf, then within the span of one week, jumped to the left hamstring, and then likewise in the right leg. This pain was sensitive to the touch, with the hamstring tendons being very sore. There was also tightness, which at times became very limiting in walking. Strangely, after this week, the pain subsided for a few days. It then returned as it is now, with mostly throbbing pain, unresponsive to touch.
After seeing a few doctors, we know that there is nothing wrong with my back- no sciatica, disc issues, or spinal stenosis. I have had several blood tests ruling out multiple enzyme or electrolyte imbalances, Lyme's disease, and the like. Neurologists, Orthopaedists, and pain mgmt. docs have concluded that it is a musculoskeletal issue, and recommended seeing a Rheumatologist.
So I am due to see one in a month, and also a Sports Medicine/Orthopaedist soon. I've no guesses...anybody out there ever heard of such a thing? Rest, ice, stretching, physical therapy, Lyrica, Savella, Naproxen, and various painkillers can not touch it. Thank you for reading!