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A 36-year-old female asked:

I have had tightness in my lower left calf for about 15 years. it gets worse with exercise and sometimes my foot goes numb. i recently noticed increased pain and an indentation in the area. should i be concerned?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes: Possible exercise induced compartment syndrome....you need to make sure you see someone like an orthopedic sports specialist ....
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Ease your Mind.: If these symptoms are increasing, I see no reason why a reasonable person would not have some concern. It makes perfect sense to have the leg examined by an orthopedic surgeon.

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Last updated Aug 29, 2015

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