Muscle strain / Pulled muscle / Muscle tear in the calf muscle (Distensions ruptur)
Rehab training for the injury

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You should pay attention to training the rest of the body so you do not lose your current mobility, stability and strength. Then find out what you can do from workouts and work out according to the level you have. Exercise of the rest of the body accelerates healing of your injury, among other things due to increased nerve activity and circuits.

Description of muscle strain

Muscle strain also known as pulling a muscle is the result of tear in several muscle fibers. The injury normally occurs at high velocity, such as during a sprint, jump or the like. Some sports are more prone to this type of injury. When a muscular tear occurs, internal bleeding takes place and it will usually the take 2-8 weeks before the tear is completely restored, depending on how deep the stretch or tear is. This is the time it takes for a muscle to generate new tissue and thusly heal the injury.

Symptoms of muscle strain
  • Pain when loading the muscles.
  • Pain / tenderness when applying direct pressure on injury.
  • Reduced power in calf muscles.
  • In severe cases the internal bleeding may be visible.
Examination of muscle strain
  • Analysis / Inspection / Palpation / ROM, visual and physical comparison to opposite side.
  • Direct pressure and muscle test.
Treatment of muscle strain
  • Rehab.
  • Active rest.
  • Thermo / cryotherapy.
  • Massaging the calf muscles.
  • Ultrasound (continuous / pulsating), 3 Mhz, 0.5 W cm2.
  • Spascupreel (2 tablespoons 3 g. pr day for 9 days).
  • Kinesiology tape
  • K-laser.
  • Traumeel ointments or tablets – You can watch video about Traumeel here
Rehab training for the injury

Rehab mobilityRehab strength