Calf Strain

A common athletic injury, calf strain involves a tear in the muscles of the lower leg or calf. With appropriate treatment, the strain usually heals well on its own. Occasionally, severe strain can lead to complications, resulting in chronic symptoms or surgery. Calf strain is seen most often in active adults who engage in sports that require quick starts, stops, and changes in direction.


The calf muscle is actually three separate muscles: the gastrocnemius, soleus, and plantaris. Each muscle has a different origin around the knee, but they all unite ...

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