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Calf Strain

What is it?

A sharp pain in the calf muscle followed by difficulty using it is probably a calf strain. The most common place for this injury is in the muscle, about half way between the knee and the heel.

Symptoms

  • A sudden pain at the back of the leg.
  • If you have trouble contracting the muscle or standing on your tiptoe.
  • Pain, swelling, or bruising in the calf muscle.
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