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Weak calf - suggestions,experiences

steelmoverssteelmover Posts: 1
Hello, here is my story.
Around April 20th i went to lay on the floor and i felt like something slid sideways in my very lower back. it sent the worst spasms thru my rear end, down my hamstring, and into my calf. 2 days after i noticed my calf was weaker and then the third day it did not want to work. i had no strength to push off it. since then the spasms have stopped. i had a burning pain in my hamstring, that has diminished. my calf has been improving from where it would collapse to now i could somewhat walk on my toes. I still cannot run. it fatigues immediately. also the tingling (hypersensitivity) on the outside of my calf is gone but i still have some on the bottom rigtht side of my foot.

do you think the nerve is just slowly regenerating, or do you think something is still pressing on the nerve.

any suggestions, tips, experiences would be appreciated.


  • I still have many of the same problems and some new ones. I'm not sure which surgery you had but I feel things move around and pop in my back all the time. My right calf was completely usless for a while. It apparently takes time for the nerves to regenerate and somnetimes they dont at all. Rebuilding all those muscles will take PT and a lot of patience.I still dont have a reflex in my achillies tendon and the doctor recently told me it may not come back at all. Are you in PT currently? what surgery did you have and how long ago? have patience and good luck.
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