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left calf discomfort

guileappgguileapp Posts: 1
Hello,

I am a 27 year old male about 170lbs and have been experiencing a weird discomfort in my left calf. It is in only one leg and feels kind of like a pinching sensation. It comes and goes but is more noticeable that not. I hurt NY left knee about a year and a half ago by hitting it against my bed. I saw an orthopedic last week he said I have patellofemeral pain disorder, im just not sure if its related to my calf. I also have been doing physical therapy for my knee and I asked there if my calf pain could be a blood clot. I was told I have no swelling, redness, or warmth so I probably don't have a clot. I'm just trying to figure out what it is and what to do about it. Physical therapy has me doing calf stretches as they think its muscle related, but I'm not sure if that is helping the calf. My knee is getting better at PT though, but I'm having trouble with the left calf. The discomfort feels deep and a bit weird, I'm not so sure how to explain it. Thanks so much for the replies!

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It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. Isolating spinal problems can almost be like the game of Clue. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
Here are some questions that you should answer:

  • - When did this first start?
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    - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
    - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
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    - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
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