calf pain

Calf pain


If the warm-up is not done properly or enough it results in calf strains. The calf muscles are mainly used when standing up from a squat, jumping, changing directions or taking off during a sprint. These fast movements require contractions of the calf muscles. Strains could result during an eccentric contraction or from incorrect positioning of the foot or action beyond the strength level of the muscle.

Changing direction and when taking off the calf muscles are vulnerable to tearing at their junction with the tendon. An eccentric contraction, like when landing from a jump, is a contraction while the muscle stretches. It could lead to a tear if the muscle is not strong enough or fatigued to bear the load placed on it.

Calf pain causes – calf pain when walking

If gastrocnemius or soleus are forcibly contracted. Improper foot position when landing or pushing off. Forceful eccentric contraction.

Calf pain symptoms– Calf strain symptoms

Usually pain in the mid-calf muscle. Pain when bending the knee and when standing on tiptoes. Swelling with bruising in the calf.

Calf pain complications unattended

Any untreated strain can cause a full rupture. When walking and standing pain can become disabling because the calf muscles are used. A limp or change in gait because of this injury could result in injury in different parts.

Calf pain treatment

RICER. Anti-inflammatory diet and medication. Sports massage is very beneficial to encourage blood circulation and healing.

Calf pain rehabilitation and prevention

As the pain subsides, a programme of mild stretching might help facilitate healing. When there is no pain strengthening and stretching will help prevent future injury. Appropriate warm-up before exercise will help protect the muscle from tearing. Flexible and strong muscles recover quickly and withstand strains better.

Long-term prognosis

If calf strains have proper treatment as sports massage or deep-tissue massage and rest, rarely have lingering effects. Where the muscle detaches completely the muscle, surgery might be needed to reattach the muscle.

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Calf pain treatment Watford

A calf massage is focused on the tendon and calf muscles like gastrocnemius, soleus and plantaris muscles located in the lower half of the leg. A massage involves various techniques aimed to reduce pain and improve recovery. A calf massage aims to relieve muscle tightness and improve blood flow. It will help with full recovery, and help a person return to exercise soon. Our sports massage therapist at Lucas Massage Therapy uses calf massage to help reduce pain, tension and tightness of the muscles.

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What are the benefits of SPORTS MASSAGE  in WATFORD?

There are several applications and benefits of calf massage.

  • Stripping out tight muscles
  • Improving recovery between training and competition
  • Helping keep a minor injury from becoming a more serious problem
  • Increasing blood flow
  • Relieving pain
  • Helping maintain the athlete in peak condition
  • Improving performance
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