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Doctor insights on: Torn Calf Muscle

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What happens when one has a torn calf muscle?

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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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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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Treating a Torn Meniscus (Checklist)

Get imaging, including MRI, to be sure that is the only issue
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Discuss NSAIDs with physician
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Start physical therapy
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Consider pool therapy
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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 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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
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Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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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