How long does a calf strain take to heal?

Answer

According to the Summit Medical Group, healing time for calf strains varies significantly, but generally a minor strain healsin a few weeks, while severe strains take at least six weeks. Recovery depends upon the patient's age, health and history of strains, as well as the severity of the injury.

The Summit Group explains that a calf strain, commonly known as a "pulled" calf muscle, is a stretch or tear in muscles or tendons. In a typical calf strain, pain is felt immediately, and swelling and bruising often follow. Treatment usually involves applying an ice pack and elevating the injured leg. For severe strains, physical therapy is sometimes needed.

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