Calf Pain

Common Causes of Lower Leg Pain and How to Treat Them

The lower parts of your legs take the brunt of your day-to-day life. You shouldn’t have to be in pain, though.

Medical treatments can help if your doctor says you have a condition like leg cramps, blood clots, or issues with the nerves. But you can do things at home that help, too.

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DIY Self Help Treatment For Calf Strain

A calf strain is a tear of the muscle fibers of the muscles at the back of the lower leg and can range from mild to very severe.

Calf injuries usually occur as a result of a sudden pushing off movement or from excessive over-stretching of the calf muscles as demonstrated in jumping activities or during quick changes of direction.

Treatment includes, rest, ice and compression during the acute stage followed by a full rehabilitation program consisting of stretching and strengthening exercises.

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Best Ways To Treat Strained Calf Muscles

Your soleus muscle, also referred to as the calf muscle, is located in the back of your lower leg. A strained calf muscle occurs when there is a partial tear in the muscle fibers. Tight calf muscles, fatigue and participation in sports can increase your chances of developing a soleus strain. Strains can result from a direct blow to the calf or overusing your calf muscles. Conservative treatment usually is used in the treatment of soleus muscle strains.

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