Calf strain occurs when muscle present at the back of lower leg becomes inflamed due to excessive strain that is placed on calf muscles. People who participate in activities like running and jumping and also play sports such as football, tennis and squash are at a greater risk of developing this injury. The injury can cause severe pain. Applying ice pack and taking rest can reduce the discomfort caused by the injury.
HOW IS CALF STRAINS DIAGNOSED?
Heel pads can be recommended for patients with calf muscles as it helps to stabilize and support the affected area.