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Is there anything to speed the recovery of a torn calf muscle?

Is there anything to speed the recovery of a torn calf muscle?

Rest, ice: Unfortunaely if you actually torn a portion
of your calf or hamstring muscle it will
take time to heal
the best way to help it is ice and nsaids
to decrease the inflammation.
You should rest the affected muscles
to help healing
you might consider therapy which will help
the healing and recovery process to
prevent reinjury which is all too commone. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery period after a torn calf muscle?

What is the normal recovery period after a torn calf muscle?

3-4 weeks: The time it takes for a calf muscle to heal depend son how much of the muscle was torn. The best treatment initially is ice, compressi and nsaids.As soon as the pain subsides the athlete should start a vigorous stretching and strengthening program for the calf muscles including cardiovascular workouts in the form of a stationary bike. When better don't stop your stretching and strengthening progrm. ...Read more

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For what length of time can it take for a torn calf muscle to heal?

6-12 weeks: 6-12 weeks depending on location of muscle. Initial rest and possible immobilization is recommended. Then re-evaluation by your dr. Or pt to start rehab. ...Read more

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What is the healing time on a partially torn calf muscle?

What is the healing time on a partially torn calf muscle?

6 weeks: 1/2 strength in 2-3 weeks, rest of strength next 2 months, . ...Read more

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What are the tests for torn calf muscle?

What are the tests for torn calf muscle?

Exam, MRI: The most important test would a good physical exam
often this is overlooked or cursory
to evaluate the severity of a tear an MRI would be the next step
sometimes this can determine whether treatment is conservative or surgical. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to heal torn calf muscle?

Any tips on how to heal torn calf muscle?

Follow these steps: Frequent ice packs, compression bandage to the area of the injury,
take Ibuprofen or naproxen,
rest your calf muscle.
To help you remember what to do, here is a commonly used mnemonic: rice--rest, ice, compression, elevation.
Regimen of gentle stretching after the pain is gone. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn calf muscle?

What are the symptoms of a torn calf muscle?

Pain, swelling: Usually it occurs secondary to sports such
as tennis or basketball
you will often feel a pop in the calf and will
end up with swelling and difficulty weightbearing on the leg
it is important to differentiate a calf injury from and achilles tendon injury which is likely
to require surgery. ...Read more

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What happens when one has a torn calf muscle?

Scarring: When the calf muscle tears, the muscle usually does not tear completely, it is more like the fibers are lengthened and then scar in. Usually people can return back to an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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How do you tape a torn calf muscle effectively?

Torn Calf Muscle: Immidiately after the injury, use ice locally, limit use of the injured leg use crutches for at least two wekks.
Compression with ace bandage
elevation of the leg
immobilisation of lower leg with cam
walker
and you may splint the ankle in natural position, foot at right angle with foot. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal a torn calf muscle quickly?

What can I do to heal a torn calf muscle quickly?

No easy answer: This will take time since this will need to heal on its own. In the beginning the principle of rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation) are mandatory. Make sure that you keep range of motion in your ankle and knee. Over stretching the calf will just continue to reinjure the muscle. ...Read more

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Torn calf muscle, when should I seek medical advice?

Immediately: If you have truly torn the muscle in your calf, you should see your doctor right away. The longer you wait, the more difficult repairing the torn muscle will be. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

None: In the acute phase I would not do any exercise since this could exacerbate the problem. Gentle range of motion exercises are recommended in the early stages. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Torn calf muscle?

See below: There are two muscles that make up the "calf" muscle- the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Saying they are torn implies that they have been injured to the extent that all or part of the muscle is in discontinuity. Most can be managed non surgically. If there is an associated complete tear of the Achilles' tendon, surgery becomes a consideration. ...Read more

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What should I do if my torn calf muscle did not heal properly?

What should I do if my torn calf muscle did not heal properly?

Rare: This is a rare phenomenon. If you are concerned then you should visit a sports medicine specialist to evaluate you. Many times when it the muscle heal, there may be fibrosis in the area of the defect. ...Read more

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Would there be anything a dr could do for a torn calf muscle that I can't do at home?

Would there be anything a dr could do for a torn calf muscle that I can't do at home?

Not usually: If it is a mild tear that is clearly in the muscle and not the tendon, Rest, ice, compression, and elevation is typically used and that can be done at home. In severe cases a cast might be used and you would want to make sure it is not actually an Achilles' tendon rupture, which can require surgery. ...Read more

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How can I rehab a torn calf muscle?

Torn Gastroc: Torn calf muscle happened because it could not absorb the load you placed on it and it failed. Therefore the goal of rehab is to make sure you are better than you were prior to the injury so you can return to that activity without injury. Just resting is not the answer, reconditioned. Need pain control, weight bearing protection, stretching, progressive strengthening to include eccentric loading. ...Read more

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Would physio help a torn calf muscle?

Would physio help a torn calf muscle?

Torn calf muscle: Yes, soft tissue therapeutic modalities and kinesio- taping to protect. ...Read more

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What sign of torn calf muscle that possible lead to operation?

What sign of torn calf muscle that possible lead to operation?

Calf tear: Calf muscle (gastrocnemius) tears are quite common, especially in males in their second, third, and fourth decades--but rarely require surgery. Tears of the achilles tendon which attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone most often require surgery. So if your tear is in the muscle and not in the tendon itself, then conservative treatment should get you back into action in a relatively short orde. ...Read more

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What can you do for a torn calf muscle and torn Achilles tendon?

What can you do for a torn calf muscle and torn Achilles tendon?

Get treat. Options: Torn calf muscles are usually treated non-operatively. However, achilles ruptures can be treated either operatively or non-operatively. The important points cannot be covered entirely here. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area:
www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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Can a severely torn calf muscle cause a blood clot?

Can a severely torn calf muscle cause a blood clot?

Yes it's possible!: It's possible that swelling from the injury causing obstruction to venous flow (coupled with immobility of the leg due to injury) can both lead to clot formation. The problem is that swelling at the calf and below would be expected from injury alone. Blood clot below the knee is less worrisome, but if it spreads higher, then treatment would be warranted. Ultrasound would be best for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between my very recent injury of a severely torn calf muscle and the possibility of a blood clot?

How can I distinguish between my very recent injury of a severely torn calf muscle and the possibility of a blood clot?

You go to: He ER where they may take a venous duplex (ultrasound) or take blood and do a d-dimer test. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that can cause a detached retina or torn calf muscle?

Is there any medication that can cause a detached retina or torn calf muscle?

None: These are mechanical and structural events usually preceded by straining or anatomical problems. No medication will cause them but some can ease the pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a pulled or torn calf muscle cause pain in the bottom of a foot or flat feet?

Yes: Most of the pain in the foot would be due to compensation from the calf injury. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for torn calf muscle?

What is the treatment for torn calf muscle?

Rest, ice: Usually the injury is a muscle that is partially torn
treatment is ice, crutches, nsaids and pt
a significant calf tear will take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Could I have torn my calf muscle? Felt sharp pain while working out.

Could I have torn my calf muscle? Felt sharp pain while working out.

Many possible: There is a very small muscle in the calf that is called the plantaris muscle and sometimes it can get injured while working out. People often describe a sudden sharp pain in the calf. Not always associated with swelliing or bruising. Other possibilities are strain or rupture of achilles tendon but this causes a lot of pain and swelling and difficulty with walking. See your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Multiple times I've serverly pulled a calf muscle working out; is this indicative of a circulation issue; even thought I've actually pulled the muscle?

Multiple times I've serverly pulled a calf muscle working out; is this indicative of a circulation issue; even thought I've actually pulled the muscle?

Could be a number: Of things, such as medication side effect, injury to achilles tendon, electrolyte disturbance, or, as you said, inadequate arterial or venous circulation. Best to confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my calf muscle is torn?

How can I tell if my calf muscle is torn?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Torn Calf Muscle (Definition)

There are two muscles that make up the "calf" muscle- the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Saying they are torn implies that they have been injured to the extent that all or part of the muscle is in discontinuity. Most can be managed non surgically. If there is an associated complete tear of the Achilles' tendon, ...Read more