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calve muscle


I run 30 miles a week. However, while playing tennis I pulled or tore something causing extreme pain in my calve area. I cannot walk correctly. I must walk stiff legged. What is my corrective measure fron this. How long should I stay off after the pain subsides and do I need medication. Thanks


  1. Kevin,You did not state your age, but if you are over 30 years old, you are at much greater risk of tearing your Achilles Tendon than a younger person, who would be more likely to just suffer a mild to moderate strain. You really need to see an Orthopedist for an exam, and possible MRI, in order to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. Please see a specialist and let us know the diagnosis and prognosis. Good luck.