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calf pain

(14 Posts)
EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 28-Mar-13 20:05:02

I have had a sore calf for the past few days - only hurts when going up or down stairs but has been getting better

today i jumped down the last 2 steps and when i landed on the bad leg i felt a snap and terrible pain. It now hurts to walk on and i have to keep it in 'good toe' position

I assume I have pulled a muscle - what can I do about it - we are gong to disneyland next week!!!

EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 28-Mar-13 20:25:28

painful bump....

VerySmallSqueak Thu 28-Mar-13 20:30:04

You're going to have to go to the gp's you know - it's the hearing the 'snap' bit that concerns me a little.
I hope it's ok and the dr puts your mind at rest and it is just a pulled muscle.

EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 28-Mar-13 20:33:35

i didn't hear the snap - just felt it! I'm really hoping I haven't done anything to my tendon

why do these things always happen when it's a long bank holiday weekend and i am home alone with the kids (with 3 flights of stairs to deal with!).

EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 28-Mar-13 20:33:48

And a big thank you for replying!!

pollywollydoodle Thu 28-Mar-13 20:37:25

are gps open gd friday?

EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 28-Mar-13 20:42:44

mine isn't and will be fully booked for next week

even if they were open tomorrow they would just tell me to come in at 9 and wait for the first available doctor - this normally takes quite a few hours and i couldn't do it with the kids

VerySmallSqueak Thu 28-Mar-13 20:43:13

No,I realised after posting that most will not be blush

Perhaps if the gp has a Saturday surgery it'll be on.

<clutches at straws>

VerySmallSqueak Thu 28-Mar-13 20:45:16

All I can think is to try and limit the up and down stairs bit as much as you possibly can by organisation (not easy I know with kids to look after) and rest as much as you are able.

Is there any swelling?

Can anyone at all help with the children?

EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 28-Mar-13 20:52:27

luckily ds is very helpful so once i'm downstairs in the morning i shouldn't have to go back up!!

i have no one to help unfortunately

no swelling as far as i can see

Kormachameleon Thu 28-Mar-13 20:57:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 28-Mar-13 21:02:53

its only painful if i weight bear really

both kids are asleep in bed so i can't really go anywhere. maybe in the morning i could go to a walk in clinic (no pun intended!)

digerd Fri 29-Mar-13 09:50:57

Definitely a pulled/stiff muscle. If you felt something rip, it is likely to be a pulled muscle. And the walking on your toes as you can't put your heel down is familiar to me. But mine was only a stiff calf muscle while training in ballet, and we were told to stretch it out gently - but it was agony.
Always went away after a couple of days.
We used "White Horse linament" which warmed it up, - deep heat thing. But stank.
Physio might help.

EverybodysSootyEyed Fri 29-Mar-13 11:17:26

It's better this morning in that I can move my foot without much pain whereas last night it was extremely painful. Still can't walk with heel down though.

I think I'll just have to rest it until dh gets home and then send him out to get me some muscle rub!

Thanks for the advice!

It could be worse I suppose!!

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