Calf strains are synonymous with running sports and activities. Everything from running a marathon to sprinting to catch the bus can result in strains to the calf muscle complex
The Calf muscle” usually refers to the large muscle that’s sit on the back of your shin, the gastrocnemius muscle.
A strain to the calf can result in a cramp like feeling or a tearing sensation, which can result in localized swelling and possible bruising to the area. Calf strains may cause pain while going up and down stairs, walking up an incline and conducting other daily mobile activities.
Physical therapy treatments for calf strains assist in settling down the pain, maintaining and improving your existing movement, and helping you to return to the activities you love doing sooner.