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calve muscle pain


I just turned 32 years old and I was playing basketball.
I went for a rebound and it felt like someone kicked me in the calve but no one did.
I’m having a difficult time walking and it is painful.
I go to see the doctor in two days.
My achilles and foot feel fine however.
What can I do other than ice it and put some ben-gay on it?


  1. Jason,It sounds like your tore your Achilles Tendon. Rest, Ice, Compression (Ace Bandage), and Elevation at least 4 times daily. I would also suggest you take some Advil or Motrin for the pain and inflammation. Please let us know what the doctor diagnoses, and make sure he refers you to a good PT for follow-up rehab.