Severe pain in left calf
Doctor Answers (3) on Severe pain in left calf
I can understand your concern.
It could be a tear also.
Many athletes like footballers experience these type of symptoms.
I would suggest you consult a orthopedician for further evaluation and management.
A physical examination yields a lot of information based on which we can decide what to do.
Dr. Anil kumar jain.
Spasm of bigger muscles like this may last upto 2 to 3 weeks too and oftem very painful. Please continue to use ice packs and see if it helps take edge off the pain. Gently stretching 3-4 times a day helps restore the blood supply to spasmodic area of the muscle. Take pain killers only if needed, that too after food (combiflam or brufen 400mg) upto twice daily. If you have gastric issues start on an antacid like T. Nexpro 40mg before food daily for 4 to 5 days.
If pain is continuing to increase with every day and is affecting your ability to walk or use accelerator/brake while driving, you need to visit your family doctor or an orthopedician immediately. Hope this helps :).