Hard to Diagnose Calf Pain

The symptom is severe pain in the left calf when I walk. The therapist thinks it might be Compartment Syndrome, but I don't have most of the symptoms. There's no swelling, bruising, tingling, etc.: just horrible pain. I'll start rehab next week. In the meantime, Voltaren Gel, Tramadol, and ice aren't helping.

I believe this injury is related to a problem with prescription orthotics for my flat feet. Interestingly, it was the left foot that always hurt. The podiatrist suggested switching to the old pair. That immediately resolved the foot pain, but the left leg pain started about a day later!

Of all the therapist's attempts to replicate the pain, only one tactic worked: laying on my back with right leg bent up, foot resting on the exam table. With the left ankle on the right knee, pushing the left knee down... yikes!

Has anyone run into something like this?

Posted By Jack on June 19, 2010 at 20:28:03:

Lynco is the only foot orthotic system that comes in enough variations to treat 90% of all foot disorders.

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