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Calf muscles strains at the back of the lower leg may occur from over-extension while running or sudden starts that require pushing off. These strains are also called calf muscle tears and are graded by their severity. Extreme injuries or undiagnosed calf muscle strain can cause a complete muscle rupture, which may require surgery, physiotherapy and a longer recovery period.

Calf Muscle Strain

We will examine your calf muscles and may suggest MRI or ultrasound testing to confirm your diagnosis and the grade of your calf muscle strain. We may recommend physiotherapy for minor strains. If you suffered a complete muscle rupture, you may need a surgical repair followed by immobilization in a cast and rehabilitation with physiotherapy.