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Hi, i seem to have a problem with stretching my right calf. I can always mange to stretch my left no problem but no matter how hard i try, my right just wont stretch before running. I have taken to massaging it now before i go for my daily run. Is there any trick to getting that proper stretch? Its very annoying as no matter how hard i try I often feel tightness in that calf and on the odd occasion i feel excrutiating pain when i cramp in bed.
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Health Professional: Dr. Nomi, Doctor (MD) replied 8 years ago
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Hi,
It can be an earliest sign of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT).However,it can also be due to muscle trauma after vigorous exercise.You should go for a check up.In DVT there occur a clot in one vein of the leg which hinders the blood flow .So there occur cramps and tightness off and on.It should not be ignored.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i actually have done this 18 months ago i had a d-dimers test done for that and my doctor said i was all clear
Health Professional: Dr. Nomi, Doctor (MD) replied 8 years ago
Then it can be a muscle trauma which is presenting like that.Moreover ,it can be due to low potassium level especially that cramp while in bed.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I have never suffered any trauma of any kind and i eat bananas literally everyday....

i was presuming it would just be a case of a new kind of physio to help stretch it out

i have to say Dr, when someone asks about stretching their calf beofre jogging (this has been going on for 3 years).......telliing them they could have a life threatening condition such as DVT is extremely scare mongering on your part in my opinion!

i will not be accepting

Good bye

Health Professional: Dr. Nomi, Doctor (MD) replied 8 years ago
wish you good health.
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