CALF MUSCLE STRAIN Diagnosis ‘Tennis leg’ is an incomplete rupture of the inside of the calf muscle (Figure 1 and 1a). It is a typical tennis injury that often occurs in players in the 35 to 50 age group. This muscle injury may occur as a result of a sudden contraction of the calf muscles, for instance during a sprint. Figures 1 and 1a. Calf muscle strain ('Tennis leg').
It sounds as though you have a “tennis leg” which is a name given to a calf strain in the mid to upper area of the calf in the muscle belly itself or at the muscle tendon junction. It usually happens on the medial or inner side of the calf. Like any muscle strain, it can vary in severity from Grade I (mild muscle pull) to Grade III (complete tear).
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Initial Treatment for Tennis Leg 1. Protection. Protect the calf muscles by avoiding activities that require stretching, pulling, or placement of weight... 2. Rest. Rest also comes in the form of protection by resting the leg and avoiding the use of calf muscles. 3. Ice. Ice packs or compresses ...
direction. Calf strain is also referred to as "Tennis Leg," because it is so common . among tennis players. It usually occurs in people between the ages of 30 – 45. Severity of Muscle Strains. Muscle strains are graded as mild, moderate and severe. The more severe the strain, the longer the time to recover. First Degree (Mild). This injury is the most common and usually the most minor. This injury is
What you’ve just experienced is known as “tennis leg,” which is a tear of the medial head of the gastrocnemius–or the calf muscle. It is not a tear of the Achilles and it generally does not need surgery. Sports medicine used to think tennis leg was due to a rupture of the small muscle in the back of your knee. Not true.
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Tennis Leg Risk Factors. This injury occurs commonly in sports activities (e.g, hill running, jumping, tennis), but it can occur in... Sports Biomechanics for Tennis Leg. This condition has been termed "tennis leg" because of its prevalence in this... Causes for Tennis Leg. Age/activity status: ...
Muscle injuries in the calf are a relatively common clinical condition1–6, and are also termed “tennis leg” in general because of the prevalence in that sport3,7. However, middle-aged or older patients, usually over the age of 40, often present with lower leg muscle injuries following strenuous exercise or sometimes innocuous activity.5.
Tennis leg commonly occurs in players that range in age from 35 to 50 years old. This muscle injury may occur as a result of a sudden contraction of the calf muscles, for instance during a sprint or acceleration to reach a shot, a sudden change of direction, or during push-off in the service motion.