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The causes of calf pain can be highly variable including direct trauma, overuse, muscle and tendon ruptures, and blood clots. The symptoms can range from mild achiness and tightness to sudden inability to walk or bear weight.
The initial treatment of these injuries include rest, elevation, and compression. Heating pads can help relax muscle spasms. Stretching of the muscles of the lower leg can also help decrease muscle spasms. However, if the calf pain is accompanied any of these symptoms including warmth, redness, fevers, and or shortness of breath, you should consult a physician immediately to rule out a blood clot.
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) if ignored can fragment and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus (PE). In severe cases, these events can be fatal. So, don’t ignore the symptoms!
Offers video-based, head-to-toe exercise therapy programs that target the joint, muscle, tendon, and/or ligament that are causing you distress.
SimpleTherapy® does not offer medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. SimpleTherapy is not a replacement for a physical therapist or doctor. Please consult with your physical therapist or doctor if you have any questions about incorporating the SimpleTherapy sessions into your wellness program.
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