Calf Muscle Pain at Night
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- Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA
Calf muscle pain is common muscle pain in all age group. “Calf muscle pain at night” is mostly caused by muscle spasm. Common cause of muscle spasm is muscle fatigue. Exercise and excessive walking mostly causes muscle fatigue. The other less common causes are muscle tear, muscle sprain, blood clots within calf muscles and lack of blood supply because of atherosclerotic disease of the blood vessels.
Persistent and regular calf muscle spasm should be investigated to rule out blood clot and ischemic (lack of blood supply) effect on muscles. Blood clot also known as deep vein thrombosis can be life threatening if ignored. Treatment depends on cause of the spasm. You should see a physician to rule out deep vein thrombosis.