The calf is the muscle component in the back of a person’s lower leg. It is comprised of two muscles: gastrocnemius (main part) and the soleus. When a person says, “I tore a ligament in my calf,” he really means that he tore his Achilles tendon, as this i
What Are the Treatments for a Torn Gastrocnemius Muscle?
The injury itself comes from a muscular imbalance in the lower leg, ankle, and foot. The imbalance comes from a weak tibialis anterior (the muscle on the front of your shin) and plantar fascia, as well as a spastic or tight solues and gastrocnemius (the muscles of the calf). This imbalance causes increased tension on the Achilles tendon, which pulls on the plantar fascia causing the stretching and tearing of the muscle. As the micro tears set into the muscle, pain develops.