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4/20/18 9:13 P

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Stretch your legs several times a day, and see if that helps. This happens to me sometimes. Sometimes you just need to rest for a while too. Let us know how it goes!

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3/15/18 6:57 P

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Not sure if it is the same pain but my siser suffered from calf pains many years ago and saw the doctor who said "You walk too fast!". She thought it was a kind of silly respons but started walking a bit slower and it helped!

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3/3/18 10:46 A

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Check your shoes...especially sneakers. A lot of times leg or foot pain that can't be explained can go away by changing sneakers. I don't know how much working out you've done or how old your sneakers are but start with replacing them. Go for comfort and not color. Switch up your exercises. Also, make sure you're getting in enough electrolytes. Bananas, Oranges, Gatorade, Potatoes etc have been known to solve mystery leg pain.

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2/28/18 1:30 P



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VASPIAN1,

Once again, I am not a doctor. So take any advice with a great big grain of salt.

You mentioned that you've been having persistent pain for the past two months. Does that pain coincide with a change in medications ? the reason I ask is because certain statins (lipitor) can cause leg cramps/pain. I have two family members who started experiencing leg pain when their doctor put them on cholesterol meds.

To me when someone says I have pain that doesn't go away, it says it's an injury that didn't heal properly. So if you doctor isn't sure of the cause, getting a second opinion would not be a bad thing.

I still suggest getting some compression on that calf for support. That piece of advice still stands. Did you injure yourself two months ago ? did you have a fall ? did you take an overly intense fitness class ? Did you start running without making sure you had a well fitted pair of running shoes ?

What was going on two months ago ? That's where you need to start looking for clues. Those clues will help determine why you have pain now that doesn't seem to go away. That says some type of chronic injury because it seems to me that even if you did change your diet to low carb, your body would have adapted in two months. That's my thought. It's like going through withdrawal symptoms when a person gives up caffeine or sugar. You're miserable for a couple of weeks, but before long your body adapts and the symptoms go away.

but once again, that's just a guess. I'm not a doctor.




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2/28/18 9:36 A

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if your doctor's response was 'I don't know' without any further investigation, I would suggest getting a second opinion- that's not okay! if your gp doesn't know, s/he should refer you to someone who can help you find out what's going on.

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2/28/18 8:10 A

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it could be as simple as lack of certain minerals. A quick call to your doctor might bring some relief.

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2/28/18 4:58 A



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If the thought of a possible blood clot crossed your Doctor's mind then you should be referred for an urgent ultrasound. They aren't something to be mucked around with.

This has been going on for two months affecting both calves. We cannot second-guess the cause, and we can't give you ideas on how to stop it, given that it could be any of a number of reasons.

I suggest you go back to your Dr and ask for a referral to an ultrasound, and also once it is known what the problem is, a referral to a Physiotherapist would be a good idea if it is a muscular problem. That way you will be shown the appropriate safe exercises to do.

Don't be afraid to go to another Dr for a more definite opinion/treatment plan if the first one still doesn't give you an appropriate response.

Let us know how you get on.
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2/28/18 12:08 A

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Have you changed what you are eating? Are you eating low carb by chance?

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2/27/18 11:11 P

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Thank you! This information is so very helpful! I'm going to try it. :D

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Did your doctor recommend wearing compression socks ? If you have a muscle pull, you may find a good pair of compression socks or compression sleeves to be helpful for support. I wear compression sleeves when I run long distance to help reduce the risk of shin splints. I also wear them when my legs ache from exercise related DOMS. If you don't have compression sleeves, get an ACE bandage and wrap your calf securely.

ICE. get some ice packs and put your calf on them. the ice will help reduce some of the swelling.

You're going to need to lay off any weight bearing exercise. If you pulled a muscle, it could take 3-4 weeks or longer to recover. And yes, I've had some bad muscle pulls that took that long.

My recommendation (and I am NOT a doctor) is to get some good compression sleeves to wrap up your calf. put your calf on ice every day. rest your calf. that means no intense exercise. if you can walk without pain to do your errands, that's all you do. You baby that calf until it starts to heal. don't push through the pain or you're looking at surgery.

Based on my own injuries, start with compression, ice and rest.



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2/27/18 6:41 P

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Hello,

It's been two months and I have been having some very painful calf pain. It started out with my left leg then about a month later my right has been hurting. It's doesn't feel like the whole calf, kinda like a round spot on each leg. It has bothered me so much that I couldn't exercise/ run anymore and it even hurts to walk. At first I thought I pulled something. So I gave exercise a rest for a week and tried doing stretches to see if it would heal. But so far it still really hurts! I even went to the doctor to see if they could help. But they said I either pulled something or have a blood clot, but I wasn't really showing any redness or swelling so she didn't know.

I know this is a hard question because it's more medical. But I am desperate and was wondering if anyone else had this problem and what my next move should be.

Thank you!

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