Calf Strain Symptoms and Treatment
What is a calf strain or pulled calf muscle?
A calf strain, also referred to as a pulled calf muscle, is the overstretching or tearing of a muscle in the back of the lower leg. The gastrocnemius and soleus make up what is commonly known as the calf, and help to point the toes downward (plantar flex). When overused or improperly used, these muscles can become strained or torn.
What are the symptoms of a pulled calf muscle?
Depending on the severity of the strain, you may experience swelling, tenderness, bruising, and difficulty walking.
What is the best way to recover from a calf strain?
Many doctors will prescribe the R.I.C.E. protocol when recovering from a muscle strain: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Use compression sleeves to provide medical-grade compression to the area in order to promote blood flow, speed recovery and enhance performance. Our comfortable Ultima Compression Calf Sleeves provide medical-grade compression in a soft, breathable material.