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Old 02-15-2008, 08:23 AM   #1
Mike Quirk
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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?
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:34 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 02-15-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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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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