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How can I rehab a torn calf muscle?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on severity

If the muscle is severly torn and you can't lift your heel, you may need surgery and should see a physician.
Regular exercise, starting with low impact activity such as cycling, may help a lot. A do, osteopathic physician, or a massage therapist or physical therapist may be helpful, as well.

In brief: Depends on severity

If the muscle is severly torn and you can't lift your heel, you may need surgery and should see a physician.
Regular exercise, starting with low impact activity such as cycling, may help a lot. A do, osteopathic physician, or a massage therapist or physical therapist may be helpful, as well.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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In brief: Calf muscle

First make sure you have healed prior to rehab.
Light stretching and muscle strengthening is indicated.

In brief: Calf muscle

First make sure you have healed prior to rehab.
Light stretching and muscle strengthening is indicated.
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Dr. Steven Bernstein
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