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Since how long you have this?
Is there any redness of skin?
Is there any swelling of calf?
I have had it for 3 days now-there is no redness of the skin. It is larger than the other leg but that has been like that for a year and a blood clot was ruled out
Is there any pain on pressing the area?
Do you feel any pain if you press the calf or you feel pain on walking only?
Pain when walking usually
Does voltarol help?
For a while and then the pain is back
What are your diagnosed medical problems?
Are you on any medications ?
Metformin and blood pressure tablets
Thanks a lot for you input.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.
As per symptoms this sounds like muscular pain.
This can be the only possible cause because blood clots have been ruled out already.
Moreover your description of the problem is less likely to be related to blood clot.
I would suggest you to take over the counter available tab aleve twice daily.
and massage the area with over the counter bengay gel.
apply heating pad twice daily.
If symptoms persist after 48 hours, get this checked but hopefully will not be required.
Any question please?
What is aleve
It is a tablet which contains naproxen.
It is pain killer and anti inflammatory.
It is stronger than voltarol.
You just ask your pharmacy for naproxen 500 or 550 mg
I actually have some Naproxen
How much mg?
take it twice daily.
Avoid strenuous activities.
Well I was going for a slow bike ride to see if I could get the circulation going-is that advisable
No as we are suspecting muscular issue, biking will aggravate it.
Provide rest to the area.
Anything else I can help you with?
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The actual pain feels as though it is along the bone on the outer leg next to the calf
The actual pain feels a though it is on the bone ear to the calf
Are you still with me
I have only taken one Naproxen and then I will take another one this evening. Perhaps I will have to wait for them to kick in. I hope it soon goes away as I have had it since Monday evening.
what do you class as a heating pad
Thank you Doctor - you have put my mind at rest....
What other pain killer can I use with Naproxen
are you there
I have taken paracetamol - oh dear as I was in a lot of pain- been out so have just got back home- a little better
Woke up this morning and the pain is still there- any suggestions
What could the problem be....
No redness or swelling - felt better last night then this morning the pain has returned
Shall I still carry on with my medication-48 hrs is not up till this evening
Had a dvt blood test yesterday and it came back all clear
Just to take pain killers