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How should I treat severe left calf pain?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
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In brief: Depends on the cause

Calf pain can develop from a partial tear of the calf muscle, a blood clot, a ruptured baker's cyst from behind the knee, contusion/hematoma, strain due to altered gait/limping or it can be referred pain, often from nerve irritation from the lumbar spine.
How you treat calf pain differs depending on the diagnosis. Until you see a physician, pain meds, limiting your weight-bearing & icing can help.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Calf pain can develop from a partial tear of the calf muscle, a blood clot, a ruptured baker's cyst from behind the knee, contusion/hematoma, strain due to altered gait/limping or it can be referred pain, often from nerve irritation from the lumbar spine.
How you treat calf pain differs depending on the diagnosis. Until you see a physician, pain meds, limiting your weight-bearing & icing can help.
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