Gradual onset calf pain

Posterior deep compartment

Posterior Compartment Syndrome

Chronic posterior compartment syndrome occurs when the muscles of the deep posterior compartment in the lower leg become too big for the sheath surrounding it. Symptoms include gradual onset shin and/or calf pain which eases with rest but returns when normal training resumes. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Symptoms Symptoms …

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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 because the fibula is not used in load bearing in the same way. Symptoms include pain in the calf area with tenderness at a point on the fibula. Treatment …

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Tight calf muscles

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. On this page: What are the calf muscles? Have I got tight calf muscles? What causes tight calf muscles? Calf muscle stretching exercises What are the calf muscles? The calf muscle group consists …

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Lateral Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome occurs when the muscles swell too big for the surrounding sheath. The syndrome can be acute (if caused by a direct injury) or chronic (if it has come on over time). This calf injury creates excess pressure in the muscle sheath which makes the lower leg painful, tender and sometimes swell up. The …

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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. DVT symptoms Deep Vein Thrombosis symptoms consist of a constant pain usually in the calf muscle …

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