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Hi there, i have severe pain in my achilles and calf but woke up with swelling behind my knee today and a deep pain inside knee. are they related?

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Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: There is a strong possibility you have torn your gastrocnemius muscle, which becomes part of your achilles tendon. The gastrocnemius muscle originates around the back of the knee, this is likely why you are having knee pain. Other possibilities are a bakers cyst, arterial rupture, and less likely a blood clot. We can speak more to narrow down the possibilities.
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