(021) 4636642


Unit 2 Market Green Medical Centre

Market Green, Midleton, Co. Cork

Pulled Calf Muscle

What is a pulled calf muscle?

A pulled calf muscle also known as calf muscle strain causes sudden pain in the back of the lower leg when the calf muscles are overstretched beyond their limits usually during athletic activities such as running.
Pulled calf muscle symptoms are: sharp calf muscle pain, swelling, redness, calf muscle cramp & difficulty walking.

Treatment for calf pain

Your physiotherapist will physically assess & test to diagnose grade of calf injury, use hand on physiotherapy, shockwave therapy, dry needling and taping. Advise re treatment for pain & swelling. Provide calf muscle exercises and calf muscle stretches via our exercise prescription software Salaso for your calf strain rehab. Prescribe insoles, heel lifts, calf supports, compression bandage, foam roller & resistance bands.

Have you calf pain?

Book Imokilly Sports Injury Clinic now for expert diagnosis, specialised treatments and customised to your needs exercise rehabilitation as important and excellent treatment for calf muscle strain.

Contact us at:
Imokilly Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic at (021) 4636642 or email appointments@imokillyphysio.com

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Please do not attend your physio session if you are feeling unwell.

Client Testimonials

Having been dogged with injury I decided to have a full prehab/FMS screen with Colette at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. My starting score was 12/21 which placed me in a high risk injury bracket but by doing my corrective exercises, I not only played through the whole season un-injured but I also got my score up to 17/21 by the end.

- T.B, Killeagh GAA

I had spent a significant amount of money elsewhere on unwearable orthotics, before coming to Imokilly Physiotherapy Clinic. The orthotics I got here are by far the most comfortable to wear, and I wouldn't put a pair of shoes on without them!

- MB, Ladysbridge

Having had a long long history of back-pain which was then managed surgically with a dynamic fusion I was nervous about commencing any exercise. My neurosurgeon recommended that I attend a physiotherapist-led clinical Pilates class and I was lucky to find Sarah. Her entire approach is aimed at individualised rehabilitation, namely the individual assessment, tailored exercise programmes, small classes and follow-up emails. The standard of Pilates service is far superior to a fitness-based drop in class, and hence ideal for those with injuries.

- AB, Little Island

Chronic Achilles tendinopathy was limiting my ability to progress my marathon training and I knew that I had to tackle it properly to allow it to heal. Although it was frustrating to step back from training, I am now running painfree and hoping for a marathon PB

- ED, St Finbarrs