Calf Strain and Tears

Calf Physical Therapy
One-On-One, Hands-On Treatments. Effective Calf Pain Relief.

This was my first time with a PT so I did not know what to expect. I was very impressed with the initial evaluation given by Jessica. Each session was a hands on/one on one with Jessica. Did not think I would get back to jogging but after 7 sessions my goal was reached!! Yea!! A big Thank You to Jessica and all the Therapydia Team. I could not have done it without them. And I was given exercises to carry me through on my physical fitness journey.

– S. Babcock

I’m pleased with the results I am having in a short time as a result of the treatment received from Therapydia. I can recommend with confidence that Therapydia will create a treatment plan that will likely give the same results that I am experiencing.

– Charles A.

I have found Dr Braswell to be extremely caring, thorough with her diagnoses, clear with treatment explanations, and very skilled in carrying out the necessary therapy. She has provided immense relief from significant acute pain episodes. I like it that the doctor evaluates and performs all treatments herself at each visit. I am very grateful for the care I have received.

– Kent

Recovering From Calf Strains or Tears

Your calf is made up of multiple muscles that work together to help your toes, knee and foot move in various directions. The main two directions your calf muscles work to produce are downward and upward motions.


Calf strains and tears occurs when there’s overstretching of muscles or tearing or when a muscle is “pulled”. Calf injuries commonly occur during high speed movements such as running or jumping, but calf injuries can develop over time. If your calf muscles tend to be tight, they may be more susceptible to strains.


Signs & Symptoms

    Symptoms of a calf strain can vary depending on the location of the injury, but most people feel pain in the back of their lower leg and the point of injury is tender upon touch. A calf injury is graded from a 1 to 3 scale, with 1 being the less severe.

    Grade 1: Calf Strain with minor tears
    • Tender at point of injury
    • Muscle tightness
    Grade 2: Calf Strain with severe tears
    • Walking gait is affected
    • Sharp pain in back of leg
    • Muscle spasms
    Grade 3: Calf Tear
    • Walking is difficult if not impossible
    • Bruising
    • Swelling
    • Popping felt or heard when injury occurred
    • Sharp pain when moving ankle or knee

Why PT?

    Your physical therapist will determine the grade of your calf injury and work with you to develop a custom treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. To provide an accurate diagnosis, our physical therapists will use hands-on techniques to determine specific location of injury.

    • Manual therapy to massage calf area, increase muscle flexibility and reduce any swelling
    • Custom exercises to muscle region and restore muscle strength in strained muscle.
    • Run/gait analysis to improve form and reduce future injuries.

About Therapydia NOLA

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia NOLA, our physical therapists offer one-on-one calf treatment sessions. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.

  • Lifetime Wellness
  • Hands-On-Care
  • Quality Treatment
  • Jonathan Burke, DPT, MTC, CSCS
    Clinic Director
    and Physical Therapist
  • Whitney Braswell, DPT
    Physical Therapist

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