Calf pain

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  • Muscular strain
  • Baker’s (popliteal) cyst
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Claudication (arterial insufficiency)
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis
  • Varicose veins
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Myositis, eg, polymyositis, dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitis, eg, polyarteritis nodosa, thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger’s disease)
  • Spinal stenosis (pseudoclaudication; usually back and thigh pain)

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Last updated: February 24, 2015