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A 53-year-old female asked:

Pain in my calf from leg brace. there is no swelling extremely painful i fell fractured tibia si been in a ankle to thigh g brace which caused pain in calf. do you think brace could caused a clot or is it muscular pain?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Calf pain: Phlebitis is always a concern when calf pain occurs, especially when the calf is impinged. Trauma to the vein at the site of calf compression can traumatize the vein and cause clot formation. It is possible that you have muscle pain, but see your orthopedic specialist and a venous ultrasound would be advisable even in the absence of leg or ankle swelling.

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Last updated Oct 28, 2020

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