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My calf aches, I can't stretch it?
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: One side or both
Calf aching most of the time is muscle and you need gradual stretching.
But with the calf we consider other things like blood clots in veins of the back of the legs or a baker's cyst from the back of the knee with fluid from the knee joint buldging backwards into the calf or even leaking into the calf. This cyst can rupture and cause swelling in the. Each of these is usually on one side.

In brief: One side or both
Calf aching most of the time is muscle and you need gradual stretching.
But with the calf we consider other things like blood clots in veins of the back of the legs or a baker's cyst from the back of the knee with fluid from the knee joint buldging backwards into the calf or even leaking into the calf. This cyst can rupture and cause swelling in the. Each of these is usually on one side.
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