Symptoms and What is it? 

Pain around the back of the leg.

There are two calf muscles: the gastrocnemius and the soleus.  They are attached at the heel by the achilles tendon.  A calf strain is a tear in the muscle occurring whilst the muscle rapidly contracts when pushing off from a standing start perhaps during running, tennis and football.


The muscles are treated using hands on physical therapy, ultrasound and accompanied by a graded exercise programme to restore strength, pliability and stability.

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