So what causes calf pain?
Calf pain usually stems from a localised tear of the muscle or a dysfunction within the ankle or foot. If you only have pain in the calf and nowhere else, chances are it is a strain or tear. It’s worth remembering though that pain in the calf can also be referred from the low back. This can result in sharp shooting pain in the belly of the calf muscle or to the side. (See our blog on sciatica.) and occasionally calf pain can be due to a Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Osteopaths are trained to diagnose the source of your pain and refer on to other health professionals if necessary.
So how can you prevent injuries from happening?
Clinic Blog Author: Kieron Kerr M. Ost
A golfing injury led Kieron to consider Osteopathy as a career. Kieron trained at the British School of Osteopathy, where he graduated with a Masters in Osteopathy. He has treated patients ranging in age from 7 to 88 years old and believes that Osteopathy can help with almost every condition.
Learn more about Kieron and our Team of Plymouth Osteopaths.