Pain and tightness in calf 3 months after PKR. DVR?

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I'm 46 and had a PKR there months ago. Yesterday I suddenly experienced a severe pain in my calf, I couldn't walk it was so painful. It is now very tight and still painful all the time. It's not red or swollen. I'm slightly concerned it could be a blood clot. Anybody have any experience of this? I don't think I've pulled a muscle. It's still very painful today. Are you still at risk of clots this long after surgery?

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    Hi Debs I’m 3months tkr.Im having really bad pain in my calves.Unfortunately it’s possible to get a clot anytime.I’m permanently on aspirin for heart problems and I also injected myself for 2 weeks but mentioned to my GP about the calf pain and she insisted I went to hospital for a scan just to be sure.I would advise you to get it checked out just to be sure though it’s probably just muscle pain.
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    Yes you are and should have it checked but my guess, its a pinched nerve coming out of the spine, possible sciatica. Try icing your spine and then doing some very slow and gentle leg lifts, holding at the top for a 3 or 4 count.

    Blood clots generally are a little slower to come on and cover an area the size of a small fist and may have nausea.

    Also you can put ice on the site spot. Did you do a lot of sitting in one sport for an extended period of time or that sort of thing.

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      Not been as active last few weeks due to increased pain. I know have the same tightness and pain just above the knee. I'll see how it goes and maybe get it checked out after the weekend.

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    Blood clots usually form when you are lying or sitting for very extended times after surgery. I took blood thinners for 3 weeks until risk was diminished by my activity. I had knots in my muscles that my PT massaged. Very painful. Never massage blood clot

    Final word, if you are concerned, see your doctor. Hope you get relief soon.

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    Blood clots usually form when you are lying or sitting for very extended times after surgery. I took blood thinners for 3 weeks until risk was diminished by my activity. I had knots in my muscles that my PT massaged. Very painful. Never massage blood clot

    Final word, if you are concerned, see your doctor. Hope you get relief soon.

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