Gradual onset calf pain

The gradual onset of calf pain can be from a ‘niggle’ that is not treated correctly. This could be a simple strain where the calf does not have the right endurance capacity and the injury keeps reoccurring. Chronic calf pain can occur due to weakness and an ever-evolving contributing factor.

The gradual onset of calf pain can also be referred from the lower back. Some slow bleeds or clots can be gradual in onset with worsening symptoms. Injuries with this symptom are listed below:
  • 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.

  • Tight Calf Muscles

    Tight Calf Muscles

    A common problem in athletes is tight calf muscles, especially in runners. We look at symptoms, causes and treatment options to release muscle tightness.

  • Fibula Stress Fracture

    Fibula Stress Fracture

    A stress fracture of the fibula is a small fracture or hairline crack in the bone. It is not as common as a stress fracture of the tibia because the fibula is not used in load bearing in the same way.

  • Fibula Fracture

    Fibula Fracture

    A 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.