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Have possible calf muscle strain. Have elevated and iced nearly 24 hrs. Now seeing a vein popped out running down lower leg. Am i treating this right?

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Dr. Jason Rudolph
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Blood clot

If you have calf swelling and pain, you really should be checked out to make sure you don't have a blood clot.
If that test is normal, then rest, ice and some physical therapy should allow the calf to return to normal.

In brief: Blood clot

If you have calf swelling and pain, you really should be checked out to make sure you don't have a blood clot.
If that test is normal, then rest, ice and some physical therapy should allow the calf to return to normal.
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Dr. Andrew Doe
Agree! Also, another possible diagnosis could be a superficial phlebitis causing both the pain and the bulging vein. An ultrasound will rule out anything very bad.
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