Constant calf pain

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 because treating it as one can cause life-threatening complications. DVT symptoms Deep vein thrombosis symptoms consist …

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Cramp in the Calf Muscles

Cramp is an involuntary contraction of the muscle which can not only be very painful but may also cause muscle damage in severe cases. Here we explain the possible causes, treatment, and prevention of cramp in the calf muscles. Cramp symptoms Cramp is a painful, involuntary contraction of the muscle. It goes into spasm and …

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Posterior deep compartment

Posterior Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome occurs when the muscle swells up too big for the sheath that surrounds it. Compartment syndromes can be acute (sudden onset) or chronic (gradual onset). Here we explain the symptoms, causes and when to seek urgent medical advice. Symptoms An acute compartment syndrome can occur following a direct trauma or impact. Symptoms include: …

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Torn calf muscle

Calf Strain | Torn Calf Muscle

A calf strain is a tear to one or more of the muscles at the back of the lower leg. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment and exercises for recovering from a torn calf muscle. Calf strain symptoms Symptoms of a calf strain vary significantly depending on how bad your injury is. A mild …

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Lateral Compartment Syndrome

Lateral compartment syndrome occurs when the muscles swell too big for the surrounding sheath. It can be acute (if caused by a direct injury) or chronic (if it has come on overtime). What is the lateral compartment? The lateral compartment of the lower leg is made up of the peroneus brevis and peroneus longus muscles. …

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