Anthony Bray MD : Hello!
Anthony Bray MD : This feeling of a muscle strain is of both legs??
Anthony Bray MD : How long has this been bothering you now?
Anthony Bray MD : What part of your legs?
Anthony Bray MD : Have you had a recent change of exercise routine or something else such as a change in job or prolonged standing??
Anthony Bray MD : I would advise that you start by trying an anti-inflammatory such as Aleve or Advil with food as being probably helpful to some extent...
Anthony Bray MD : I would advise that massage and stretching would indeed be your friends most likley in this regard...
Anthony Bray MD : If you are doing something very strenuous such as running then take a break to see if this helps the discomfort to settle down.. later gradual return to the activity may be OK...
Anthony Bray MD : If severe in nature or getting worse or persisiting then these would to me be red flags that you should consult your doctor (or perhaps an orhtopedist)
Anthony Bray MD : A typical muscle strain will typically gradually improve over a few days to a couple of weeks depending on the severity of injury...(longer in the more severe cases..)
Anthony Bray MD : Aleve/ rest/ massage/ stretching before and after exercise in the long run usually helps to prevent reinjury...
Anthony Bray MD : Sometimes topical products such as Aspercream may be surprisingly helpful...
Anthony Bray MD : I hope this is helpful for you!
Anthony Bray MD : Let me know if you have more specific information or further questions or discussion adn I will be happy to get back with you!
Anthony Bray MD : I hope that you feel better soon!
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Customer: So the pain is not severe feels similar to when you work out after being not so in shape /
Customer: the pain is more of an uncomfortable feeling with sudden sharp pain in lower calf exactly the same feeling as when you pull a muscle. The soreness is mostly in the left calf and behind both knees with lighter soreness in thighs and lower and upper back as if I slept wrong. I think I I either did pull my calf muscle of certainly feels like it- But I do not recall the actual injury(pull) so the left calf for almost a month now- it feels like I re-pull it every couple of days just when it's starts feeling a lite less sore. That is what causes the shooting sharp pains. The back is more recent at about 1-2 weeks and the back of the knees and thighs and right cf only a few days- does seem much more stiff this evening-felt I needed to kept my legs as straight as possible when taking stairs or walking. These activities cause the sharp pains in legs- I have not changed any of my daily routines or activities. And when I say I am tight I want to express that- when trying to touch my toes I can only get halfway down my calfs (it's always been like this since I was very young) even with daily stretching and physical therapy 3 times a week at 16-17 there was no improvement.