Gradual onset 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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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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Fibula stress fracture

Fibula Stress Fracture

A fibula stress fracture is a small fracture or hairline crack in the bone. It is not as common as a stress fracture of the tibia. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, and rehabilitation of a stress fracture of the fibula. Symptoms of a fibula stress fracture Symptoms consist of pain in the calf …

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Tight calf muscles - benefits of stretching

Tight Calf Muscles

Tight calf muscles at the back of the lower leg is a common problem in athletes, especially those who run long distances. Here we explain causes and exercises for tight calf muscles. What are the calf muscles? The calf muscle group consists of the gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle. Gastrocnemius The gastrocnemius muscle is …

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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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