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what could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

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Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Calf pain: Check for blood clot via doppler and exam. Other considerations include referred sciatic pain, stress fracture, muscle strain or spasm.
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
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Dr. Craig Miller
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cramp or muscle tear: If you have traveled recently, had pelvis or lower extremity surgery, have a family or personal history of blood clots then that is possible. If just sitting around when occurs, then cramp or ruptured baker's cyst. If during exercise then gastroc (calf muscle) tear. If recent increase of running or walking, then stress fracture but usually does not cause sudden pain.
Answered on Sep 7, 2013

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