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Squatted down holding 25 lbs felt cramp in calf now feels like charlie horse happen about 9 hrs ago only getting worse pain radiating up leg now ?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Most likely muscle

Pull or tear. However, one of the worrisome things about injuring your calf, when the pain keeps getting worse and worse, is that it could be compartment syndrome.
If the calf feels very tight, pale, loose pulses in feet, then get to a doctor. Other possibility is that you herniated a disc and caused a radiculopathy or irritation a nerve from your back. Will also need to see a physician for this.

In brief: Most likely muscle

Pull or tear. However, one of the worrisome things about injuring your calf, when the pain keeps getting worse and worse, is that it could be compartment syndrome.
If the calf feels very tight, pale, loose pulses in feet, then get to a doctor. Other possibility is that you herniated a disc and caused a radiculopathy or irritation a nerve from your back. Will also need to see a physician for this.
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