This video discusses a strain of the calf muscle, one of the common sports injuries. It is caused from overuse, acceleration, and/or change of direction resulting in a tear of the lower leg muscles. Treatment includes, resting, icing, and physical therapy. Depending on the severity of the lower leg pain, rehab is a minimum of 2-3 weeks and a maximum of 8. Find out more about calf strain symptoms.
Sports injuries are injuries that typically occur while participating in organized sports, competitions, training sessions, or organized fitness activities. These injuries may occur in teens for a variety of reasons, including improper training, lack of appropriate footwear or safety equipment, and rapid growth during puberty. Often overuse injuries seem less important than acute injuries. You may be tempted to ignore that aching in your wrist or that soreness in your knees, but always remember that just because an injury isn’t dramatic doesn’t mean it’s unimportant or will go away on its own. If left untreated, a chronic injury will probably get worse over time. Learn more about pulled muscles and the ways to treating muscle pull.
The calf muscles at the back of the lower leg are important to target when strength and weight training for speed and agility. Calf pain can arise from a variety of conditions ranging from accidental trauma to nerve conditions. Calf pain in the absence of trauma or other symptoms is commonly due to a muscle cramp. Learn how to do calf muscle exercises in this strength training video. Here are also ways about calf muscle pull therapies.
This is one example video of a sprained ankle. A sprained ankle, or twisted ankle, is the most common type of soft tissue injury. Soft tissue means any tissue in your body that isn’t bone. A minor sprain is when a ligament is stretched or partially torn. In severe sprains the ligament is completely torn. Sometimes the end of the bone to which a ligament is attached can crack or be pulled off. A sprain can be very painful with the pain getting worse when you move your ankle. With a severe sprain you may not be able to put weight on your leg. Learn more about ankle sprain treatment and therapies.
Learn how to stretch only one hamstring and stretch one calf before running in this free fitness video on running techniques. Expert: Robert Rogers Bio: Robert Rogers has been a Track and Cross Country Coach for Otto Middle School for the last three years. He is a dedicated runner and coach. Filmmaker: Robert Rogers. Learn also about treatments of pulled hamstring and a pulled calf muscle.
Coach Nicole of sparkpeople.com leads you through a short (3-minute) routine of lower legs stretches for the calves and ankles. Take a look at this video to learn different stretches and exercise using a wall. These stretches are great for people with tight calves or weak ankles in general, but may also help prevent and manage shin splint pain. Here are some shin splints prevention tips.
It’s important to distinguish between pulled groin muscles and ripped groin muscles, but pulled groin muscles should be treated with light stretching, cold showers, ice packs and relaxation. Avoid strenuous activity when trying to get pulled groin muscles to heal with help from a professional bodybuilder in this free video on health and fitness. Learn more about groin pain treatment.
After pulling a hamstring, the quickest way to relieve pain is to apply ice or cold packs to the muscle region, and wrap the damaged area with an elastic bandage. Promote healing for hamstring pulls with tips from a street firefighter in this free video on first aid and medical treatments. Expert: Joe Bruni Contact: [email protected] Bio: Captain Joe Bruni has over three decades of experience as a street firefighter and company officer. Learn other effective pulled hamstring treatments.
The hip flexors are a group of muscles in the hip joint that move the hip and by extension the leg forward while running or walking. The hip flexors also work with the abdominal muscles and work when the stomach is moved toward the legs, as in sit-ups. Hip flexor stretches can help improve general back health. Learn how to stretch the hip flexors from a chiropractor in this free back health video. Learn also what are the hip flexor strain treatment.