A calf strain can be caused by:
- Stretching the calf muscles beyond the amount of tension that they can withstand
- Suddenly putting stress on the calf muscles when they are not ready for the stress
- Using the calf muscles too much on a certain day
- A direct blow to the calf muscles
These factors increase your chance of a strain. Risk factors for calf muscle strain include:
Sports that require bursts of speed, such as:
- Long jump
- Tight calf muscles
- Cold weather
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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