Stabbing pain in the leg particularly the calf?

Hard to say. There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question.

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