Calf Muscle Tear
Calf muscle tears occur when the muscles of the calf are stretched beyond their ability to withstand tension. Small micro-tears or a more severe, complete rupture may occur.
Calf muscle tears most often occur during acceleration or changes in direction.
If you experience a torn calf muscle, symptoms might include:
- Feeling of tightness or weakness in the calf
- Sharp pain or weakness
- Throbbing pain while at rest
- Popping sound if a complete rupture occurs