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A 18-year-old male asked:

Im 18 a month ago i had acl and meniscus surgery, i was cleared to walk on friday and had a 3 hour plane ride and 4 hour drive on saturday with not a ton of walking, now that im home my calf is in pain whenever i try to stretch it or walk how come?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Suspect you are using muscles you do not usually do. But good to have someone check it out as it occurred after plain ride and may be blood clot.
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Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
This could be a DVT or blood clot. You are at risk because of recent surgery and travel. Alternatively, it could just be stiffness from immobility. With this history, it is better to be evaluated by a physician.
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Last updated Apr 27, 2021

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