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Nonstop Calf Pain

Mar 24, 2016 9:17 AM

Anybody else suffering from really bad deep muscle pain in the Calf? I've been up from midnight with this nonstop pain. I got about an hour of sleep between 2:30 and 5:30 this morning. I am exhausted, which is not helping the situation.

Mar 25, 2016 10:59 PM

Typically when that happens to me it is a mineral issue. I start with extra vitamin D then take a hot Epsom salt bath and abdorb the magnesium. Also B complex and Co Q-10 helps keep the deep muscle aches away. Hope I mentioned something you have not already tried and I hope you find relief really soon!

Mar 26, 2016 12:20 AM

...you may want to see your dr to check it isn't a blood clot (DVT) Don't massage the area, until you have had a dr check it. You are more at risk of due to medications, immobility, previous injuries etc

Mar 26, 2016 12:44 AM

Deep calf pain can be a blood clot but typically for me it's nerve pain from lumbar L5-S1

Mar 26, 2016 6:39 AM

Angelic, I hear Chckwik, LBM, and Kitoux , saying contact your doctor to rule out a blood clot. But some soaking and supplements may be temporary relief provided you don't rub your calf while waiting for a physician response. 💊😉

Mar 26, 2016 12:04 PM

"Typical" signs of a blood clot (dvt) in your legs are redness, swelling, pain and heat. Providing you do not have clotting issues or a recent surgery you should be safe. Although I have had a couple of patients that developed a clot from being stationary on a long flight. I always advise taking one aspirin before any flights and getting up and walking around on flights over a couple of hours. Also simple stretching while seated help. For people at a known risk just wear compression hose. Check eith your physician before taking any medications. Better safe than sorry. If you have ANY SUDDEN SHORTNESS OF BREATH CALL 911! Do not wait, do not drive yourself get emergency help FAST. When a dvt moves it will usually go to the lungs and becomes a PE which can be very deadly. Check out www.stoptheclot.org They have great tips.

Mar 26, 2016 1:21 PM

Everyday of my life. I have RSD and that's one of the symptoms I have. Sometimes To the point where I can't walk for days. Some days r better then others

Mar 26, 2016 11:09 PM

AngelicSmile, how are you feeling now? I'll keep you in my prayers. I know how much you're looking forward to Easter dinner tomorrow...

Mar 26, 2016 11:17 PM

Hello all,
Thanks for the advice and comments. I am doing much better. I did the moist heat, Lidocaine patches, muscle relaxers and Tramadol in addition to resting. The paid had subsided.

Mar 27, 2016 12:42 PM

Angelicsmile, I'm glad you're doing better. If you continue to get pain see a doc to rule out DVT's. Sadly my grandfather died from one the night before he was to go home from surgery. Like LMB described, it moved from his knee (surgery) to his lungs and he died within minutes. I've developed veinous reflux in my calves, and it does cause throbbing & swelling when I'm on my legs too long. I wear compression socks & take a baby aspirin to help try and prevent a DVT (doc orders). But I also get stinging, tingling, and burning sensations (paresthesias). The docs say it's from my fibromyalgia, and I use gabapentin. I also rub a tiny amount of voltaren gel in the back of my calves when really bad; usually needed at bedtime. My legs hurt daily, so I try to elevate them higher than my hips & heart several times a day. If you aren't sure what's causing yours, and OTC treatment isn't helping, go are your PCP. Hugs & prayers you'll be fine with OTC meds. 🙂💕🙏🌼

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