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Calf Strain (?) from running

I am a beginning runner (about 4 weeks into a run/walk program).
This week, about 1/2 mile into my run I experienced a sudden sharp pain in my lower calf, right where it rounds off into the achilles tendon.
I could barely walk back home. No “pop” and no swelling, but a bit tender to the touch. 3 days later and it still hurts a bit to walk around.
I have been icing it as regularly as I can and I keep it wrapped during the day. Anything else I can do to start running again in a week or so?

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    I had the same pain. I would take it very easy. You do not want to rupture or tear you achilles tendon completely. Maybe you can go see a sports medicine orthopedic specialist of the lower extremities.

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