Sudden onset calf pain

Posterior deep compartment

Posterior Compartment Syndrome

Chronic posterior compartment syndrome occurs when the muscles of the deep posterior compartment in the lower leg become too big for the sheath surrounding it. Symptoms include gradual onset shin and/or calf pain which eases with rest but returns when normal training resumes. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Symptoms Symptoms …

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Calf strain

Calf Strain | Torn Calf Muscle

A calf strain is a tear to one or more of the muscles at the back of the lower leg. Treatment should include cold therapy, compression, massage, stretching, strengthening and sports specific exercises. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Sports massage Go straight to: Calf strain diagnosis tool Exercises Rehabilitation program …

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Lateral Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome occurs when the muscles swell too big for the surrounding sheath. The syndrome can be acute (if caused by a direct injury) or chronic (if it has come on over time). This calf injury creates excess pressure in the muscle sheath which makes the lower leg painful, tender and sometimes swell up. The …

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Tight calf muscles

Cramp in the Calf Muscles

Cramp is an involuntary contraction of the muscle which can not only be very painful but may also cause muscle damage in severe cases. We look at the possible causes and treatment options available. What are leg cramps? Leg cramps are painful contractions of the muscle that happen involuntarily or without the athlete intending them …

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Leg contusion & bruising

Contusion of the Lower Leg

A contusion is caused by a direct impact or trauma to a muscle. Bruising may or may not be visible. Symptoms of a calf contusion Calf contusion symptoms will include an obvious instant pain on impact which may vary in severity from a niggle to a disabling pain depending on how bad impact is. For …

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