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Calf pain. Woman's hand holding her painful calf. She may have sciatica, deep vein thrombosis, cramps or claudication. Sciatica is the inflammat- ion of the sciatic nerve. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein, often in the leg, causing in inflammation and pain. Cramps result from muscle overuse. Claudication is a cramp-like pain that may occur when walking. It is often due to blocked or narrowed leg arteries.
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