How long does a Grade 1 calf strain take to heal?

How long does a Grade 1 calf strain take to heal?

Grade one calf strains will usually heal completely within 2-4 weeks, but there are a few things you can do to help speed up the process. Start by applying ice-packs to the muscle for 15 minutes, 4 or 5 times a day.

How do you know if your calf is strained or sprained?

What are the symptoms of a pulled calf muscle?

  1. Difficulty tensing your calf muscles or standing on toes.
  2. Muscle pain when flexing your ankle or pointing your toes.
  3. Problems bending your knee.
  4. Snapping or popping sensation in your calf.
  5. Sudden pain in the back of your lower leg.
  6. Swelling in your calf muscle.

Is it OK to walk with a calf strain?

For the first few days, reduce the amount of walking you do. Gently move your ankle regularly to avoid stiffness. Avoid forceful and strenuous activity such as running and jumping until you can walk without it causing any pain.

How long does it take for a strained calf muscle to heal?

In total, it usually takes up to three days for a pulled calf muscle to start feeling better. But a full recovery may take up to six weeks, according to Oxford University Hospitals. Severe swelling can make any pain and discomfort last a bit longer.

Can you walk with a Grade 2 calf strain?

Usually minimal or no limits to activity. Grade II calf strain: Moderate discomfort with walking. Limited ability to perform activities such as running and jumping. May have swelling and bruising.

Can you walk with a Grade 1 calf strain?

Grade 1. A mild or partial stretch or tearing of a few muscle fibers. The muscle is tender and painful, but maintains its normal strength. Leg use is not limited, and walking is normal.

How do I know if my calf pain is serious?

Symptoms that might indicate a more severe condition include:

  1. swelling.
  2. unusual coolness or pale color in the calf.
  3. tingling or numbness in the calf and leg.
  4. weakness of the leg.
  5. fluid retention.
  6. redness, warmth, and tenderness of the calf.

Should I massage a calf strain?

A correctly sized compression bandage can also be applied to help limit bleeding and swelling in the injured area. The No HARM protocol should also be applied which includes no heat, alcohol, running or activity, and no massage. This will help ensure decreased bleeding and swelling in the injured area.

Did I tear my calf muscle?

Symptoms of a torn calf muscle can include: No calf strength, including being unable to balance or bear weight on the injured leg. Snapping or popping sensation in your calf. Sudden pain in the back of your lower leg, like someone kicked your calf.

Should you massage a calf strain?

Massage should not be applied to recent muscle strains. During the first 24 to 72 hours following a calf strain applying massage will make your injury worse, increase bleeding and prevent healing.

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