Q. Why did I get pain after a long walk?

Answered by
Dr. Sumit Chawla
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 13, 2016 and last reviewed on: Feb 27, 2020

Hello doctor,

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



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  • 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.
  • You should only do some stretching exercises. It will resolve in a couple of days with the treatment mentioned above.

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Hi doctor,

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



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  • 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.

For further doubts consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online -->

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