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Why did I get pain after a long walk?

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Answered by

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At May 13, 2016
Reviewed AtJuly 25, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I walked for around 10 km two days back. I am not a habitual walker. I felt a cramp twice in my right leg during the first 3 km and after stretching it was better. Then I consumed a fair amount of water. But, after 24 hours I got severe pain in my calf muscles and there is slight swelling. Please suggest some medication or exercise. I frequently face this issue. Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Sumit Chawla


Welcome to icliniq.com.

You are having fatigued muscle due to over exercise by an unaccustomed muscle. You can take muscle relaxant with anti-inflammatory and also apply some analgesic gel to the calf muscle. Heat andmassage therapy will help in early resolution of symptoms. You should only do some stretching exercises. It will resolve in a couple of days with the treatment mentioned above.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Shall I take Robaxin and Meloxicam together? Please suggest any analgesic gel.

Answered by Dr. Sumit Chawla


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, you can take the combination of the two drugs. Many analgesic gel preparations are available depending upon the regional market. Commonly available are Volini gel, Flamar gel, Seradic gel, Voltaren gel and Actfit gel. These are easily available over-the-counter.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sumit Chawla
Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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