Gastrocnemius? I hardly knew us!
May 22, 2014 9:16 PM Subscribe
YANMD, but why would a 50-ish guy have a knot, catch, lump, cramp or something in his calf that doesn't go away?
posted by spacewrench to Health & Fitness (16 answers total)
No pain, but there's something there, right in the middle of the muscle, and it's been there for a month or two. I'm afraid to massage it or do much of anything else for fear that it's a giant blood clot waiting to be launched on its way to my brain, or maybe to a vital organ. Gall bladders are vital, right? Anyway, something like that that would be bad, because...US health insurance system. OTOH, I'd rather not go to the doctor for nothing, because...US health insurance system.
Good health otherwise, cardio exercise 2-3x/week, no family history of strokes or blood-clot problems.