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Rep520
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Member since Mar 2018
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Pulled Muscle in Calf
I pulled a muscle in my calf tonight during a sprinting workout.

Advice on rehab? I doubt it's torn because I can walk on it, but pushing off with my calf hurts.

Current plan, sleep, see how it goes. Tomorrow, begin some light bodyweight calf raises. Try to get some blood flushed in and out. Play squats by ear and GHR's are probably out.

Thoughts and advice? I remember a guide on light, high rep recovery being posted in a thread here.

If it matters, pulled muscle is halfway up, where gastroc meets soleus, think it is more soleus. Pain level is a calf cramp, so not terrible.


CoachChappy
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re: Pulled Muscle in Calf
Ice ice baby


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LSUfan4444
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re: Pulled Muscle in Calf
Don’t do calf raises tomorrow. Let it rest.

Ice, heat, repeat. If you have compression, use that.


jdaute2
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re: Pulled Muscle in Calf
Done this a couple times. Likely a mild strain. Sprints can get you quick even if you feel loose. Don’t do calf raises. Stretch, foam roll, ice. You should be ok for squats. Wouldn’t advise sprinting for a couple weeks if you can feel it when you walk.


Rep520
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re: Pulled Muscle in Calf
I'll see how it feels on squats on light warmups.

It's irritating, it pulled on my 4th sprint. I was going, no problem, and midway through, bang.

Oh well, roadblocks are part of the game. Thanks for the advice, guys.


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AlxTgr
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re: Pulled Muscle in Calf
I'm on my 3rd one in under 1 year in my left calf. All three from double unders. It recovers quickly enough for everything else we do in the work outs, but even 6 weeks was not enough time to recover for dubs. I'm probably done with those for life.


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LSUTIGERTAILG8ER
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re: Pulled Muscle in Calf
ice, stretching, foam rolling, dry needling by a PT.

to differentiate:

bending the knee with ankle dorsiflexion isolates stretching of the soleus, while ankle dorsiflexion with the knee straight isolates gastroc since the gastroc crosses 2 joints, whereas the soleus only crossed the ankle, not the knee.
same with ankle pumps/calf raises with knee bent versus knee straight
This post was edited on 1/9 at 8:45 am


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Pulled Muscle in Calf
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dry needling by a PT
Did this. Could not tell if it did anything positive or not. Certainly didn't hurt.


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