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#1 aiyyer

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:48 AM

Just tore my calf muscle yesterday. Anybody else go through this? Sucks because I love fall golf and waiting to see the ortho on Monday


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#2 Cajunmike

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:53 PM

Tore mine about this time last year.  No surgery but it took a long time to heal. Painful for about a month then slowly got better. Could swing a club but was painful. Not a pleasant experience. I make sure now I really stretch it good before I do any physical activity.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:27 PM

By tear do you mean a complete rupture or are you saying a strain like Cajunmike is referring to?

Different levels. Complete rupture is a process. Mild strain isnít too bad and with proper care should be back in no time ;)
Eh who cares

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:58 PM

Did you tear your Gastroc/Soleus muscle or tear your Achilles Tendon? Can you point your toes or feel a large bulge on the back of your ankle?

The former can be treated with ice, NSAIDS, compression and rest for 2-4 weeks. If your muscle swells a lot you may need to wear a compression sock for awhile even after the pain goes away.

Partial or complete rupture of the Achilles can be life altering. It is generally treated with cast immobilization and/or surgery.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

Thanks guy.
Saw my ortho yesterday and it is a grade 2 soleus tear. Not too serious but will still be out for at least two months -  boot for at least 4 weeks.
Funny thing is I have no issues putting if I don't straighten my leg !
Maybe will work on my putting...
I usually stretch and am in good shape but was tired out from a virus and walking 18 the previous day. A quick game of catch with my son was the culprit.
Wake up call as I am nearing 50.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:18 AM

Tore my calf muscles pretty bad after a squash game, it started with my right calf, I couldn't straighten my leg for a week, had to use crutches for a good while after it happened and had regular physio on it. I was chipping and putting after about 10 weeks but full swings only much later... then my left calf bugged out from me favoring it but thankfully it wasn't as bad as the right.

I didn't play squash for over a year because of that damn tear, I am back to playing now but I have to wear compression socks otherwise I can't run.
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:32 AM

View Postaiyyer, on 10 October 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

Thanks guy.
Saw my ortho yesterday and it is a grade 2 soleus tear. Not too serious but will still be out for at least two months -  boot for at least 4 weeks.
Funny thing is I have no issues putting if I don't straighten my leg !
Maybe will work on my putting...
I usually stretch and am in good shape but was tired out from a virus and walking 18 the previous day. A quick game of catch with my son was the culprit.
Wake up call as I am nearing 50.

Glad it wasn't terribly serious. You can probably speed that up a bit if your Ortho sends you for some PT in a couple of weeks.

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:00 PM

Thanks

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