Aching or throbbing pain in the calf muscle can be due to a calf hematoma, strain or tear. In can also be associated with throbbing calf pain. Sometimes the aching pain is referred from the back and through the nervous system aches at the calf. This referral of ache can also be from issues with the sacrum.

  • Posterior Compartment Syndrome

    Posterior Compartment Syndrome

    The deep posterior compartment is a surrounded by a sheath which contains the muscles of the lower leg. Compartment syndromes arise when a muscle becomes too big for the sheath that surrounds it.

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT is a blood clot in a vein. It is most common in the calf muscle area, particularly following surgery and long-haul flights. It is very important this is not misdiagnosed as a calf strain.

  • Fibula Fracture

    Fibula Fracture

    An acute fracture of the fibula bone in the lower leg occurs as a result of a direct trauma or impact to the leg or ankle. Stress fractures can also occur from overuse or repetitive impacts.

  • Lateral Compartment Syndrome

    Lateral Compartment Syndrome

    A compartment syndrome occurs when the muscles swell too big for the surrounding sheath and can be acute or chronic.

  • Calf Pain

    What causes calf pain? Calf pain or calf muscle pain can occur from a number of causes. Calf strain is probably the most common cause of calf pain or pain at the back of the lower leg. However there are a number of other potential causes of calf pain which we outline below. We outline the most common causes of calf pain as well as some of the less common calf injuries. We also explain some important more serious conditions resulting in calf pain not to be missed such as deep vein thrombosis.