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if i straighten my left foot i feel mild pain in my left calf muscles , btw my last left lumbar vertebrae is sticked to my pelvis(congenital defect)?

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Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Calf pain: Consider muscle strain most likely. Other causes may be congenital or metabolic.
Answered on Apr 24, 2017
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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Btw a 'sacralized' L5 vertebrae is both common and usually not clinically signifigant.
Jan 9, 2014
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
When you 'straighten' or dorsiflex your foot you are stretching your gastrocsoleus (calf) muscles.If you have strained these muscles or even if they are 'tight' you will feel discomfort here.
Jan 9, 2014

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