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.
Pain/swelling 3-6 wk. Muscle tears within the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle are common in the age range of 30-50. Pain and swelling from blood accumulation within the muscle tear can take several weeks to subside. Physical therapy may be indicated to help regain flexibility, strength and normal gait after such an injury.

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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...

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...

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...
Now. You are at greater risk for venous thrombosis. You should seek medical assistance immediately and possibly have testing and an ultrasound done. It may be a more dangerous condition than a "torn calf muscle". Read more...