Taekwondo Torn Calf Muscle
During Taekwondo, I have torn my left and right calf
muscles (on separate occasions). Ouch! As we age, our bodies become stronger but also less flexible
and heavier. This leads to problems when you are a middle-aged
athlete. Here is a quick summary of my torn calf
symptoms and the exercise & stretching regime that I am using to avoid
(hopefully!) future calf problems. However, this is my recovery
program (and is not a medical recommendation). You should SEE A DOCTOR if you are
hurt during Taekwondo. Please do not rely on the internet for
your medical advice as you may need an MRI, x-ray, etc.
Remember, you need trained medical advice in order to properly
diagnose an injury
and to recommend appropriate treatment. Don't make things worse!
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Torn Calf Symptoms & Recovery Information from Various
Medical & Sports Medicine Websites - Please see a doctor so
you do not make this injury worse! Calf injuries can range from
mild (grade1) to severe (grade 3). In addition, you can make
your calf injury much worse if you return to your sports
activities before your calf is fully healed. Therefore, please
do not self-diagnose. See a doctor for appropriate medical
Calf Stretches - Please consult with your doctor or
physical therapist before doing any of these stretches.
- Please consult with your doctor or physical therapist before
doing any of these exercises.