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Playing soccer the other day I kneed myself in the calf and can't walk w/o a limp, should I go on crutches?
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Crutches rest calf
You describe an injury to your calf (gastrocnemius) muscle.
The blunt strike with your bent knee likely caused a local contusion or hematoma. This will magnify clinically with pain and local swelling. The muscle pain will cause irregular gait and a limp until the pain and swelling resolve. Most similar injuries heal fine but can be bothersome for several weeks. Seek eval if not better in 3 weeks.

In brief: Crutches rest calf
You describe an injury to your calf (gastrocnemius) muscle.
The blunt strike with your bent knee likely caused a local contusion or hematoma. This will magnify clinically with pain and local swelling. The muscle pain will cause irregular gait and a limp until the pain and swelling resolve. Most similar injuries heal fine but can be bothersome for several weeks. Seek eval if not better in 3 weeks.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Strain Hamstring
There is is either contusion hamstring or plantris rupture.
Crutches for three weeks and ice would do both heal. If achilles is intact/heal cord you are ok.

In brief: Strain Hamstring
There is is either contusion hamstring or plantris rupture.
Crutches for three weeks and ice would do both heal. If achilles is intact/heal cord you are ok.
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Dr. John Kayvanfar
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