If you have been following my blog you know that last week I published part one of my two part series on calf strains. We started by learning what a calf sprain is, and how to recognize the warning signs – so this week we’ll talk about diagnosis and how working with a physical therapist can help.
A calf strain is caused by overstretching or tearing any one of the 9 muscles of the calf. Calf strains can occur suddenly – but they can also happen slowly over time. When a calf strain occurs activities such as walking, climbing stairs, or running can be painful, difficult, or even impossible.