Calf pain walking

Pain in the calf when walking can be due to a biomechanical issue, strain or tear. Calf pain after walking or calf pain brought on by walking could be from a compartment issue if serious or by cramp or cramping. Tight calf muscles can also be a causing factor with calf pain on or after walking.

  • 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.

  • 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.