Orthopedics Community
Calf Pain
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to orthopedics, back pain, bone or joint pain, broken bones, hip or knee replacement, neck and shoulder pain, orthopedic surgery, spinal injury, sports injury, and tennis elbow.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Calf Pain

I have a torn meniscus in my left knee and also arthritis which has been seen and treated with injections by my orthopedist. The problems is now I am having severe calf pain on the same leg, but I don't know if is related to my knee or is something else entirely. I went to the doctor and was seen by his PA and she did not seem to know what she was talking about, she went into a whole thing about probably being a baker's cyst, then the doctor came in and said it may be a blood clot and they gave me celebrex samples and left. I am in severe pain with swelling along the calf and ankles. The PA did not even exam me. I am now having trouble walking. Help!
Tags: calf pain
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
Hi,
   Thanks for writing in. Torn meniscus can cause pain in the knee, tenderness on palpation in the knee, but pain in the calf would not be due to a torn meniscus.

It could occur due to a ruptured ACL, peripheral vascular disease like thrombosis,varicose veins, phlebitis;baker's cyst etc.

I would suggest that you get an x-ray, MRI of the knee and colour doppler of the lower leg vessels. This would reveal any abnormality if present and treatment accordingly.
Discuss the possible options with your orthopaedician and follow his advise.
Best.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Orthopedics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Orthopedics Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
JD1963
Little River, SC
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine