Calf muscle tears - Performance Medicine


Calf muscle tears - Performance Medicine
 Calf muscle tears The calf muscle is comprised of the medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles situated at the back of the lower leg. Muscle tears occur most often when a muscle or muscle group is eccentrically contracting (contracting whilst lengthening) and at high speed. For the calf, this position occurs when the foot is flexed up to the front while the knee is straight. Tears are more likely to occur when high amounts of force happen suddenly. The severity of the calf muscle tear will determine the physiotherapy rehabilitation required and the time to return to full activity. Symptoms may include localised pain, tenderness, weakness, pain on contraction and pain on stretching the muscle. Suite 2, Ground Floor, 135 Sturt Street, Southbank, 3006
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