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OVERVIEW

Gastrocnemius/Calf Muscle Strain

This injury is often caused by running fast. A muscle strain causes tenderness or a bulge, which is more common in the inner portion of the leg. Walking, climbing stairs or elevating the affected leg’s heel off the ground can worsen the pain.

GOALS

Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Balance
  • Improve ability to bear weight/stand on the leg(s)
  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities

Physical Therapy & Recovery
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Sports Performance
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Joint Manipulation / Mobilization
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Rehab to Performance Hybrid Program
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Shockwave Therapy
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Normatec Recovery Systems

Blood Flow Restrictions Therapy
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Dry Needling
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Cupping
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Movement Retraining
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Soft Tissue Mobilization