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Pulled Calf Muscle


I recently ran the NYC Marathon in early November and was playing football over Thanksgiving weekend when all of a sudden I felt a sharp pain in the back of my calf.
I have not gone for a run since Thanksgiving and I was wondering what stretching/ strength exercises I should do to get back into running shape.
I teach skiing and I qualified to run the Boston Marathon in April, so I would like to get back into running ASAP, but I do not want to risk further injury. Any recommendations?


  1. whenever you are stretching the calf muscles make sure they are warm first, for example do an upper body workout to build up a sweat, then maybe a quick massage on the calf’s to lossen them up.I would start with simple calf raises maybe 3 sets of 5 to start and bulid it up by 1 each time you do them(for example every other day)3×7,3×8 and so on until you get to 15 as for stretching i have found the one that stretches the calf the best is………..standing with the injuried leg resting straight out in front of you and then pull your foot towards you, keeping you back straight which is very important and slowly progress the stretch each day, but remember to keep them warm