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Are you exercising 5 times a week for 30 minutes as per Irish Heart Foundation guidelines? If not, walking can be a great way to get active. Here are some tips to help you get active:
Taking the 21 day walking challenge can be a great way to get active. If you are starting walking you might find these stretches helpful.
Strain in the calf muscle is a very common injury. Severe calf strain can feel as if you have been suddenly and with force, hit in the back of the leg. Some people also hear a popping sound when injured. You may have difficulty walking or trying to stand on your toes. Calf strain can occur through prolonged or repetitive use, however some people can strain their calf by simply jogging or turning in an awkward fashion. At Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic we come across a range of calf injuries and our experts are adept at treating the pain and movement issues associated with calf strains.
Calf injury can range from micro tears to severe tears. Of course it is important to manage it early by using the RICE method; Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This can reduce pain and swelling in the initial stages. You may also require some pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Whatever the level of strain, it is important to know that your chartered physiotherapist can help in a number of ways:
Whatever the level of injury or pain, the chartered physiotherapists at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic will be happy to deal with any lower limb issues you may have. Just contact us for an appointment and we’ll get you on the road to recovery.