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How do I recover from a pulled calf muscle?

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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: RICE

In the early stages after pulling a hamstring you should: r -rest i - ice c- compress e - elevate.
After the initial 48 hours gentle stretching helps. Sometimes some physical therapy may be helpful if the pain persists.

In brief: RICE

In the early stages after pulling a hamstring you should: r -rest i - ice c- compress e - elevate.
After the initial 48 hours gentle stretching helps. Sometimes some physical therapy may be helpful if the pain persists.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: Rest, ice, time

Almost all calf muscle strains and partial tears will heal with relative rest and time.
In the acute phase, limited weight bearing, a heel lift, icing and anti-inflammatories can all be of help. Most heal within 4-6 weeks. The key for an athlete is to prevent recurrence. Rehab focused on restoring strength and muscle balancing are keys to preventing reinjury.

In brief: Rest, ice, time

Almost all calf muscle strains and partial tears will heal with relative rest and time.
In the acute phase, limited weight bearing, a heel lift, icing and anti-inflammatories can all be of help. Most heal within 4-6 weeks. The key for an athlete is to prevent recurrence. Rehab focused on restoring strength and muscle balancing are keys to preventing reinjury.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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