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cramping calves

Posted by Celia on 6/04/03 at 15:18 (120946)

What kind of medical test can I take to find out what's wrong with my calves? What type of specialist handles this issue? My legs tighten up all the time and when I massage them, I find knots all inside my calves. Any little bit of exercise makes my legs tighten up again. I have found that when I massage my calves, I feel a sharp sting right behind my kness where the calf muscles start.

Re: cramping calves

marie on 6/06/03 at 09:09 (121107)

I have had very similar symptoms. I have TTS, PF and am being treated for fibro although I am not dx with it. Neurontin and elavil helped my symptoms alot. I slowed down on stretching exercises...I think I was doing to much to fast. I am still stretching. Compression socks and men's support socks helped. Also I wear light compression tights. That has helped the zingers I was getting behind my knees.

best of luck to you!

Re: cramping calves

CELIA on 6/06/03 at 14:42 (121172)

You know, I've was diagnosed with Fibro back in 1998 and absolutely refused the medication. I'm beginning to think that Fibro is a big contributor. I would hate to think that I have to be relying on meds for the rest of my life. I wonder???