Constant calf pain

Deep vein thrombosis DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

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. Do not confuse this with a calf strain.

Tight calf muscles - benefits of stretching

Cramp in the Calf Muscles

A cramp is an involuntary contraction of the muscle which is not only very painful, but may also cause muscle damage in severe cases. Therefore, it is important to treat severe bouts of cramp in

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

Calf strain

Calf Strain

A calf strain is a tear of one or more of the muscles at the back of the lower leg. They range from very mild where you may feel a light twinge in the muscle

Lateral compartment syndrome

Lateral Compartment Syndrome

Lateral compartment syndrome occurs when the muscles swell too big for the surrounding sheath causing lower leg pain. It can be acute (if caused by a direct injury) or chronic (if it has come on

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