Calf injuries can creep up over time or with a quick tear of the muscle fibers. Your calf muscles are incredibly important in any athletics, walking and standing posture. If fibers aren't healed correctly and at the right length, it can change the way you walk causing pain all the way up into the low back.
What are symptoms of a calf injury?
Calf injuries usually cause only local pain in the back of the lower leg. Often they feel like tight, sore knots in muscle, but can be sharp right after injury.
What causes a calf injury?
Your calves are utilized a lot - in athletics, walking, standing, squatting, etc. Too much of any of these activities could lead to lead to injuries of the calf.
How do you treat calf injuries?
Active Release Techniques can lengthen and realign the muscle fibers in the calf. This is the goal for treatment of calf injuries. Trigger Point Dry Needling can often be used for any trigger points found in the calf - for immediate relief. Home care may include a stretching protocol and exercises. To make sure the injury doesn’t reoccur, a focused biomechanical exam will identify anything that may have triggered your initial injury.