Failure to may result in calf strains. The calf muscles are used standing up from a squat, jumping, changing directions or when shooting off during a sprint. These are generally movements requiring contractions of the calf muscles. Strains could result during an eccentric contraction or action beyond the strength level of the muscle.
Changing direction and when taking off the calf muscles are vulnerable to tearing at their junction. An eccentric contraction, like when landing from a jump, a contraction while the muscle moves, can lead to a rip if the muscle is fatigued or not powerful enough to bear the load.
Cause of injury
Regeneration of gastrocnemius or soleus. Forceful contraction. Improper foot posture landing or when pushing off.
Signs and symptoms
Pain in the calf muscle. Pain when standing on tiptoes when bending the knee, and pain. Swelling or bruising in the calf.
Any strain left unattended can cause a rupture. When walking and standing pain can become disabling, the calf muscles are used. A limp or change in gait because of this injury could result in injury in different regions.
RICER. Anti-inflammatory medication. Then heat and massage to encourage blood circulation and healing.
Rehabilitation and prevention
As the pain subsides, a programme of mild stretching might help facilitate healing. Strengthening and stretching will help prevent future harm After the pain has subsided. Appropriate warm-up before actions will help protect the muscle. Strong muscles recover quickly and withstand breeds.
Strains, when handled with treatment and rest, rarely have effects. To the muscle, surgery may be required in instances where the muscle detaches completely.
There are number of applications and advantages to sports massage and deep tissue massage. It may be used for:
stripping out tight muscles
loosening restricted joins
heating up and stimulating the body before a contest
improving recovery between training and competition
restoring energy when drained
treating strained muscles and strained ligaments
helping keep a minor injury from becoming a more serious problem
breaking up adhesions
releasing tight connective tissues
improving blood flow
increasing blood flow
treating postural deviations
deactivating trigger points
treating orthopaedic and arthritic conditions
Improving body awareness
reducing stress and anxiety
providing psychological increase
helping maintain the athlete in peak condition