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Dont know if this is the right dr. Last couple days ive been

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Dont know if this is the right dr. Last couple days ive been getting a tightness in my left calf. I have been depressed lately and had been laying down but i did walk and it felt better now im at work and it feels tight again. Im scared i have dvt or something. What does this mean?????

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Any swelling of the calf?

Any actual tenderness to the calf muscles?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No just tightness.

Then it's definitely not a DVT

It is probably just a little muscle spasm but a DVT would cause constant pain and tenderness there

You can use some over the counter topical capsaicin cream to the area to help

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Could it be from dehydration? Could it be from when I was laying down and not getting up? Does it sound like dvt?

Doesn't sound at all like a DVT

Some dehydration or a low magnesium level could be the cause

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Like what what causes all of a sudden you just like the last 2 days? Been under a lot of stress
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What symptoms would I have if it was DVT?

Stress can definitely cause it

But as I said a DVT would cause swelling of the lower leg with tenderness to the calf muscles

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What did you say for me to put on it? What other things can I do to relieve it?

Topical over the counter capsaicin cream and some oral ibuprofen will help

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is capsaicin?

It's derived from jalapena peppers and it increases blood flow to muscles to help with muscle strain

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Where do i getit?

It's over the counter at any pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay I'll check on that today thank you should I ice it or heat it or anything? Stretch it out? I definitely would need to walk right?

Heat and walking an stretching will definitely help

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay great thank you I appreciate it

My pleasure and call on me anytime

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