Muscle Strain of the Calf (Gastrocnemius / Soleus Strain)

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This common injury is a stretching or tearing of the gastrocnemius or soleus muscles of the lower leg. One or both muscles may be affected.

What is muscle strain of the calf?

This detailed video describes muscle strain of the calf, including its anatomy, causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options may include rest, ice, compression wraps and anti-inflammatory medications. Sometimes stretching helps. A severe tear or a complete rupture may require a brace or surgery.