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A 44-year-old female asked:

I'm having calf pain down to my ankle and i think it's my sural nerve, what can i do until i see a dr. and can they help me?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I would make sure: You don't have a DVT in your calf, that could be life threatening.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Calf pain without knowing any further information = DVT, unless proven otherwise.
Apr 15, 2013
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper commented
General Surgery 52 years experience
It would not be your sural nerve, it would be a sural vein. You need to prove that it is not a clot. See your doctor.
Jun 25, 2013
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Sural Nerve : More common things cause calf pain than sural nerve entrapment of neuritis. If in fact present, icing, anti-inflammatories, prevention of further irritation & proper footwear can help. Injections, physical therapy & surgery are all options and dictated based o the specifics of the presentation. If due to a vascular or autoimmune etiology, the treatment may vary.

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