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INJURY OVERVIEW

Occlusion of blood flow in the calf area. 

 

INJURY IN-DEPTH INFORMATION

This can occur in association with calf injuries.  It is specifically due to a change in the blood vessels in the calf.  There is a build up of plaques inside the vessel which alter the way the blood flows.  This alteration in blood flow can make the plaque bigger and can also force it to become dislodged. This is a very serious condition and can be potentially life threatening if not diagnosed and treated quickly.

 

COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

  • Constant calf pain
  • Extremely tender to touch
  • Increased temperature and swelling
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HOW IS IT ASSESSED

  • Specific clinical questioning and testing
  • Doppler scanning will highlight the problem more accurately.

 

GENERAL TREATMENT

Largely medical treatment, with medication and possible surgical intervention is needed.

 

Exercise Videos: i.e.

  • Rotator cuff strengthening
  • Pec stretch
  • etc

 

WHICH HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO CONSULT

PHYSIO     

MEDIC     X

PODIATRY     

Put an ‘X’ next to each health professional that most commonly deals with this injury.

i.e. tennis elbow would be Physio and Medic as injections are common, whereas for muscular LBP it would be Physio and not Medic as they would just refer them to a Physio.

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