Calf Strain

What is it?

A calf strain is a common leg injury involving a tear in one or more calf muscles. A calf strain can range from mild to very severe, involving a complete calf muscle tear. You have two calf muscles – Gastrocnemius (which has a medial and lateral head) and Soleus.

Mechanism of Injury

Severity of Muscle Strains. Muscle strains are graded as mild, moderate and severe. The more severe the strain, the longer the time to recover. 

Secondary Factors Causing Stains:

Common Management Techniques


Most patients will recover completely if they follow the recommended treatment plan for Calf Strains. You can help prevent this condition by stretching before any physical activity and performing regular exercises to strengthen and stretch the muscles in the legs.