Our expert says:
A deep vein trombosis can cause the whole leg to ache, but this could also be due to a pinched nerve in the lower back. Measure your calves at the same level - if the sore one is bigger and if you can't pull up your toes towards you without pain, one should go for the Doppler to exclude DVT. DVT can be dangerous as it can cause a clot in your lung, which can be fatal. If the doppler is negative, you may need to see a physiotherapist.
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