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.


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