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Calf Muscle Pain

Calf Muscle Pain is a common injury, especially among athletes and runners. 

What is Calf Muscle Pain?

Calf Muscle Pain is an overuse injury, most often occuring during over-stretching. It usually occurs with the two main muscles of the calf - the gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles. 

Calf Muscle Pain

Signs and Symptoms of Calf Muscle Pain

Calf Muscle Pain can present with:

  • generalized pain at the back of the foot (radiating to other parts of the lower limb)
  • muscle tenderness
  • appearance of bruising and swelling on the entire foot 
  • persistent feeling of discomfort

Causes of Calf Muscle Pain

Most frequently reported causes of calf muscle strain are:

  • Damage to the gastrocnemius muscle
  • Damage to one or both calf muscles on the back of the foot
  • Strenuous activities
  • Pulling of too much weight

Certain risk factors that may aggravate the risk of calf muscle strain are; highly dynamic individuals with a physically active lifestyle (such as professional athletes especially Football and basketball players) or accidents

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