Palm Bay, Florida
A 23-year-old female asked:

Pain around achilles tendon with a little swelling in the area. also pain in knee and muscle spasms in the back of the calf. does this sound like dvt? my leg feels kinda tight and heavy or is this a muscle strain? also have foot pain around ankle

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Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 21 years experience
Leg- heavy & tight: Have you had a history of injury to your leg or ankle? Have you been involved in strenuous activities lately where you used your legs, such as walking, running or biking that was more than usual? It is important to see your PCP or Podiatrist right away for a clinical exam. After the clinical evaluation, the doctor can determine if you need to have a Venous Duplex done to rule out a DVT.
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