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Mike Quirk 02-15-2008 08:23 AM

Pulled Calf (Calve) Muscle
This keeps happening. I come up lame after pulling my calf muscle. I will lay off it for a couple of days, than bang, while in a slow jog or stepping up on something, it pulls again and I drop to the floor like a little girl. Beside more stretching, is there anything else I can do to prevent this from happening?

Lisa Fairclough 02-15-2008 09:34 AM

Re: Pulled Calf (Calve) Muscle
I had this problem, I went for a few sports massage to get it sorted. Turns out I had a nasty build up of lactic acid in my calf and was somehow causing a small tear. Does your calf feel hard/firm when relaxed? If so it's probably the same problem. Warming down and lots of stretching does help.

Steven Low 02-15-2008 12:04 PM

Re: Pulled Calf (Calve) Muscle
Stretch + massage should work along with foam rolling/tennis ball/golf ball to basically break up anything the stretch and massage misses.

Hmm, I don't know about the lactic acid thing Lisa is talking about. That seems a bit shady unless it's actually during exercise although I'm not sure how it would cause a small tear. That doesn't seem right. A

Anyway, feel around in your calf to see if you can feel anything tight or bumpy and bust it up.

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