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Comprehensive Calf Strain Treatment in Gurgaon | Phyisoheal Physiotherapy

Calf Strain Treatment

The lower leg plays a crucial role in locomotion, especially during movements that require explosive power and endurance. The calf complex is a vital component during locomotive activities and weight-bearing. Injuries to this area can impact various sports disciplines and athletic populations. Calf muscle strain injuries (CMSI) commonly occur in sports involving high-speed running, increased running load, acceleration, deceleration, and fatiguing conditions.

Understanding Calf Strains

Calf strain is a prevalent muscle injury that, if not managed appropriately, can lead to re-injury and prolonged recovery. The strain often occurs in the medial head of the gastrocnemius or close to the musculotendinous junction. The gastrocnemius muscle is more susceptible to injury due to its biarthrodial nature, extending over the knee and ankle. Sudden bursts of acceleration or eccentric overstretch can precipitate the injury.

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Grading and Treatment

Calf strains are graded from I to III, with grade III being the most severe. Treatment and rehabilitation depend on the severity of the strain:

  • Grade I:
    • Sharp pain during or after activity
    • Feeling of tightness
    • Mild discomfort after activity
    • Pain on unilateral calf raise or hop
  • Grade II:
    • Sharp pain during activity
    • Inability to continue activity
    • Significant pain with walking afterward
    • Possible swelling and bruising
    • Pain with active plantarflexion and loss of dorsiflexion
  • Grade III:
    • Severe and immediate pain at the musculotendinous junction
    • Inability to continue with activity
    • Considerable bruising and swelling
    • Inability to contract calf muscle and palpable defect

Causes of Calf Strains

Calf strains commonly result from overstretching of calf muscles due to sudden, abrupt movements. Other causes include insufficient warm-up or cool down, sudden changes in direction, explosive movements, increased speed, running up hills, overpronation, uncomfortable footwear, sudden large force or pressure to the calf, and overuse of muscles.

Effective Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy is essential for effective calf strain treatment in Gurgaon. At Physioheal Physiotherapy, we tailor treatment to the grade of the injury, focusing on:

  • Rest and allowing adequate healing time
  • Passive stretching, isometric, and concentric exercises
  • Soft tissue techniques like massage and dry needling
  • Gradual loading and strengthening exercises
  • Specific sport or functional activities tailored to the patient
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation:

Recovery from calf strains may take time but yields lasting results. Our expert physiotherapists guide patients through a customized rehabilitation program, closely monitoring progress and ensuring a safe return to full functionality.

Seek Expert Care for Calf Strain in Gurgaon

At Physioheal Physiotherapy, we understand the importance of comprehensive and professional care for calf strains. Our team of experts led by Dr Divya Gaur one of the best physiotherapist in Gurgaon, provides the necessary support, treatment, and rehabilitation to help patients recover fully and prevent recurrence.

If you’ve experienced a calf strain, don’t hesitate to seek expert care. please call Physioheal on +91-9999259307  or contact us today to begin your journey towards recovery and a fully functional daily routine.

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