A calf strain is a tearing or stretching of the calf muscle. It is generally due to trauma or overuse. Symptoms are localized pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the area. Learn more about calf strains including treatments and symptoms in this medical video.
Avoid over-exercising your legs
Do not overstrain your legs
Stretch prior to exercising
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Dr. Ulrich joined On Call Medical Group in 2006. She had previously practiced at Doctors Medical Center in Richmond, Calif., and prior to that worked with the uninsured and homeless population of San Francisco at the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic. Throughout her medical career, Dr. Ulrich as also been involved in numerous medical research studies. Dr. Ulrich holds a B.S. from Harvard University, an M.P.H. for the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.