Cramps in Cast
hi everyone. first off, this board and all you wonderful people are just that---wonderful!
I had surgery on my calcaneus on 8/24, and on 9/4 was put into a fiberglass cast.
In the last few days (4 or so) my calf has started to really hurt, enough so that i can't sleep it's so painful. i have a little pain in my foot where the surgery was, but nothing compared to the calf. Is it just because of the muscle atrophy (which is pretty distinct, i've been non-weight bearing for a month and a half). I can't stretch it out because of the cast, and if i massage it behind me knee, where a lot of the pain originates, it starts to hurt worse. i have painkillers, but i'm trying to lessen my dependence on them...