What can you do for a torn calf muscle and torn Achilles tendon?

Get treat. options. Torn calf muscles are usually treated non-operatively. However, achilles ruptures can be treated either operatively or non-operatively. The important points cannot be covered entirely here. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area: www.Aofas.Org.

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What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

None. In the acute phase i would not do any exercise since this could exacerbate the problem. Gentle range of motion exercises are recommended in the early stages. 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...

For what length of time can it take for a torn calf muscle to heal?

6-12 weeks. 6-12 weeks depending on location of muscle. Initial rest and possible immobilization is recommended. Then re-evaluation by your dr. Or pt to start rehab. Read more...

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...