Symptoms of Calf Pain
Calf pain or discomfort varies, depending on the cause. For example, if you have tight calf muscles, you may feel a dull “pulling” pain; if you get a muscle cramp in the middle of the night, the pain is likely to be sharp and piercing. You may feel pain along your entire calf muscle or, if you strain (pull) the muscle during activity, you may feel a sharp pain only in the affected spot. In addition to pain, you may experience swelling and/or tenderness due to inflammation, fluid retention or a blood clot.