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For a few months I have had very hard calves. I am getting

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For a few months I have had very hard calves. I am getting massage and my physio has said she has never seen such "cramped" muscles. I have just a hip replacement but the hardness started before that. Could it be that I caused it by walking wrongly before the op?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  RAJESH CHAUHAN replied 6 years ago.

Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,


Having gone through your descriptions, no it does not seem to be due to walking wrongly. You need to get yourself checked out for a condition called DVT (deep vein thrombosis).

Having said that, once you check in with your doctor, which you must, then she/ he would also be excluding these further possibilities perhaps, depending on the detailed clinical:


(a) Muscle spasm

(b) Compartment syndrome

(c) Myopathy

(d) Rhabdomyolysis, etc.

I hope that this information helps. Best wishes. Please feel free to enquire if you have any remaining concerns/ doubts, as it shall be a privilege and a pleasure to try and help as much as I can.

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