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How can I get rid of calf pain when I walk or run?

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Dr. Marc Polecritti
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In brief: Depends on cause

Calf pain can be caused by numerous causes.
If your young and otherwise healthy, the pain could be a result of not properly stretching the muscles prior to exercise. In older patients calf pain with exercise can be from inadequate blood flow to the muscles due to blockage in the arteries. A complete history and physical by a physician would likely be able to determine the cause of your symptoms.

In brief: Depends on cause

Calf pain can be caused by numerous causes.
If your young and otherwise healthy, the pain could be a result of not properly stretching the muscles prior to exercise. In older patients calf pain with exercise can be from inadequate blood flow to the muscles due to blockage in the arteries. A complete history and physical by a physician would likely be able to determine the cause of your symptoms.
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