The calf complex is made up of two muscles, Gastrocnemius and Soleus. Calf strains or tears can be minor and you can continue with a shorter walking stride, or can render you unable to walk.Book A Consultation
An acute simple calf strain can settle and you can return to sport if a concerted program has been completed over 3-4 weeks. If your practitioner find that there are contributing factors from your hip or spine then recovery may take longer and a program may need to be followed for your sporting season.
The symptoms of calf strain are:
The most superficial of the two is the one commonly injured at an explosive or take off position and will often give you a sudden ‘shot in the leg’ sensation. Calf strains occur due to an inadequate warm up, fatigue, fauly biomechanics, poor footwear or lack of strength. There an also be involvement from you back (Lumbar Spine).