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I started walking yesterday and today my calves (both) are

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I started walking yesterday and today my calves (both) are like rippling when I'm sitting down. What could it be?
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: Nothing but rippling in my calves when I'm sitting at work
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I just finished antibiotics for strep throat
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you have a cough?
Customer: No cough and just noticed it today
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Do you notice any calf swelling or pain?
Rippling sensation is likely due to the nerve irritation while sitting down at the lower back.
Recent antibiotic course can cause nerve inflammation as temporary side effect.
Usually tends to improve over 2-3 weeks.
Vitamin b12 1000 mpg daily, vitamin D 1000 IU daily, magnesium 400 mg daily may be helpful with the symptoms.
Also avoid sitting for long time if possible.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have two herniated disks in my lower back
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

Ok thanks for the info.
Herniated discs also can cause nerve compression using such symptoms while sitting.
However antibiotic is also a factor here.
If no improvement in 2 weeks, you should see your doctor for physical therapy and herniated disc evaluation.
Best wishes