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    Default Re: Why do I keep tearing my calf muscle ? Any advice ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NL View Post
    Most likely if it's the same muscle, it hasn't healed properly from the first time.

    Warm up properly and stretch before and after the game, give it time to heal. Boring advice

    If it's a recurrent problem, you might have a weak spot in either your gait or your support muscles, maybe a strength imbalance. I had problems with my knees for ages until I strengthened my hamstrings, for example.
    What Rich says. Even if your calf felt fine after the first tear - especially if you didn't see a physio the first time - you're likely to have a weak area in the muscle due to misalignments when it was healing. A sudden, very hard contraction can then pull open the old tear.

    In terms of recovery, firstly see someone - preferably a sports injury specialist rather than a GP.

    If you have a plantar fasciitis boot and/or a knee splint you could try wearing those at night to keep the muscle slightly stretched, but don't go out and buy them unless someone who's had a look at you advises it.

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    Default Re: Why do I keep tearing my calf muscle ? Any advice ?

    Calf strains occur when you tear or overstretch one of the muscles in your lower leg.

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    Default Re: Why do I keep tearing my calf muscle ? Any advice ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    I have had a tender Achilles this season :-( wish I could get rid of that
    CR & CTPE , I've had both reoccurring Calf tear & a sore achillies pain, in both instances a course of physio has sorted both.

    Calf took longest [8weeks] as the tear needed very firm [almost painful] massaging out
    The achillies was 4 weeks of similar,

    targetting the 'spot' and breaking it down seemed to be the key !

    IMO physios costs of £18 per 30mins were well well worth it.

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    Default Re: Why do I keep tearing my calf muscle ? Any advice ?

    I had a recurrent calf strains for a whole season a few years back. I got come 2XU calf compression socks and switched to Asics boots and haven't had a recurrence (yet)!
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    Default Re: Why do I keep tearing my calf muscle ? Any advice ?

    I used to have some calf issues, however like everyone else compression socks and Asics boots helped. However even before those what helped the most was losing weight, not sure how much you weigh or what your body type is but obviously if you're carrying a little less weight (if you can afford to lose some) makes your muscle's work a little easier and therefore not as many issues.

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