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4 years of sharp calf pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 31, 2006
  • 02:50 AM

For almost four years I've experienced daily episodes of 30 seconds to 2 minute worth of bursts of pain in the back of my left calf muscle. The pain feels like it's inside the muscle, though not too deep, fairly close to the surface.

It's incredibly painful and the pain travels up the scale very quickly (close to a nine) and then down again within a short period. I've recently started having pain and swelling around my left knee, although the pain is pronounced behind the knee.

Pressure on my hip, thigh and back position seem to instigate the pain, but it usually doesn't matter what I'm doing. Similarly, changing those variables sometimes offers relief, but most times it does nothing.

I've seen a number of specialists, had MRI's on the calf, X-rays of my entire leg, bone scans, etc. and no one seems to have the slightest idea. Any and all answers or ideas would be welcome.

Thank you for your time,
Andrew K.

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