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I've had an after cramp sensation in one calf a year. It

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I've had an after cramp sensation in one calf for about a year. It seems to be getting worse in frequency.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Please mention your age and gender.

Do you have any other medical problems?

Are you on any medications for anything?

Please let me know.

Kindest regards

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Can you please give me your phone number in the secure box at your end so that I can give you a call to discuss your situation.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm 37, a woman and I have an anxiety disorder for which I take 30mg a day. Thanks
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Ok, would you like to talk to me over the phone? If yes, can you please give me your phone number so that I can give you a call to discuss your situation.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'd rather not if that's OK.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Yes that is okay.

Can you please describe what you exactly mean when you say "after-cramp sensation" in one calf?

Is it like a cramp or do you have pain in one of the calf?

Is the calf swollen?

Have you been seen for this?

Any tests done?

Please let me know.

Regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's like a burning sensation in a localised area of the outer that combines with feels like weakness through the whole leg, it's not ever been swollen. I have seen a doctor and they thought it was sciatica with radial pain but i have no back pain at all. No tests done.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your response.

Well, from the details that you mention, nerve pain or a nerve problem is something that must be ruled out as a priority.

I would have done a MRI of your lower back to have a look at the discs and bones of your lower back and see if there is a nerve that is being pinched.

For the symptoms that you are experiencing, I would give you something like pregabalin (lyrica) to see if that helps.

Even without back pain you can still have disc herniation pressing on nerves.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK, that makes sense, thank you. I will go back and stress this and see if I can get some tests done.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Yup that would be the best thing to do.

Kindest regards