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Calf Pain

Calf pain or calf muscle pain can occur from a number of causes. Calf strainis probably the most common cause of calf pain or pain at the back of the lower leg. However there are a number of other potential causes of calf pain which we outline below. We outline the most common causes of calf pain as well as some of the less common calf injuries

Common Calf Injuries

  • Calf strain

  • Lateral Compartment Syndrome

  • Fibula Stress Fracture

  • Tight Calf Muscles

  • Lateral Compartment Syndrome

  • Contusion of the Lower Leg

What Causes Common Calf Injuries?

If the calf muscles are suddenly overstretched, some or all of the fibres may be torn, known as a calf strain or rupture.  This is the most common cause of calf muscle pain.  It usually happens whilst playing sports such as basketball, tennis and running where the person suddenly pushes off from a stationary position or has to change direction quickly which places a huge force through the muscle.

Common Treatments for Calf Pain & Injury

Treatment of calf pain depends entirely on the cause of the problem. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you understand the cause of your symptoms before embarking on a treatment program. Usually, calf pain responds very quickly to physiotherapy. Our physiotherapy center can provide you with best possible treatments such as:


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