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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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