Calf Strain Pain Relief
A calf strain often occurs when the calf muscles are stretched beyond their limit and can be caused by a variety of different activities. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were. CARESPACE Health+Wellness with locations in Kitchener and Waterloo can help.
Effective treatment for calf strains
There are many causes of calf strains
Causes of a calf strain include running, jumping, and kicking activities like soccer or martial arts. Weaker muscles due to decreased muscle mass or poor conditioning can also increase the risk of calf strains. If you suspect you have sustained a calf strain, it is best to seek chiropractic, physiotherapy or massage therapy assistance to address the injury as quickly as possible. Visit a chiropractor, physiotherapist or massage therapist at a CARESPACE location in Kitchener or Waterloo. They will be able to properly diagnose the degree of severity of your strain and provide treatment appropriate for your recovery process.
Get the best treatment to help your calf strain
We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your calf strain quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.
A calf strain is a common injury that occurs when the muscles at the back of the lower leg become too overstretched and cause tears in any of the muscle fibers. It is usually caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration such as running, jumping or kicking. Symptoms of a calf strain include tightness, pain, swelling and bruising. Depending on the severity of the tear, treatment for a calf strain may vary from rest and ice to physiotherapy or surgery. In general, it is advised to give yourself time for complete recovery before gradually increasing activity levels in order to avoid further injury.
Common symptoms of a calf strain include feeling a sudden sharp pain at the back of the lower leg, difficulty in pushing off with the foot and ankle when walking, difficulty standing on tiptoe, swelling and bruising in affected area, and tenderness when pressure is applied to affected muscles. Pain may also increase during activities such as running or jumping.
Treatment for a calf strain generally starts with rest, elevated positioning of the injured calf, ice and compression. Depending on severity, chiropractors and physiotherapists may recommend stretching, strengthening exercises and electrical stimulation to help promote healing as well as reduce inflammation. If pain persists despite these measures, a doctor may be consulted to determine further treatments or recommend medications such as anti-inflammatories or painkillers. Recovery time varies depending on the individual and type of strain but usually takes several weeks or months.
Get the best calf strain treatment that's right for you
Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.
Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.
Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.
Not sure which discipline to select?
Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for your calf strain. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.
Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.
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