This is the fourth in a 10-part series outlining some of the most common injuries suffered by runners.
Calf strains aren’t just painful; they can also be a sign that you are experiencing other leg issues. If not addressed quickly, it could lead to other issues such as hamstring tightness or plantar fasciitis. That’s why it’s important you not only understand the reasons behind calf strains, but also how you can treat this frustrating problem. Medi-Dyne would like to share some information that can help if you are having to deal with this issue.
The calf muscles are among the most used in the body. Eventually, they get tight and result in calf strains. They not only result in a great deal of pain, they can also alter the way you walk – which can set off a series of other problems such as ankle and knee pain, back pain and several others. Here are some of the more common reasons this condition occurs:
Again, it is very important that you have this problem addressed by a doctor before it starts keeping you from exercising as rigorously as you want. Not only do calf strains make it hard for people to run or walk, they can even make it hard for you to be able to comfortably sit. Talk to a doctor if you experience any of the following:
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