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Could I have torn my calf muscle? Felt sharp pain while working out.
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Certainly possible. See your doctor.
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