Shooting pain in an active or stretching calf is a basic indicator of calf strain. Rehab workouts are indispensable for recuperation to loosen and repair a torn muscle. Rest a strained calf a couple weeks from arduous activity.
The following are recommendable exercises for calf strain:
Calf stabilizer exercise (calf balance). Stabilize yourself with the calf strain to condition muscle and enhance its durability. Stand up and elevate the healthy leg. Don’t divert the arch because flat feet re-strains a muscle. Poise yourself up to 30 seconds, disengage, and repeat.
Heel uplift exercise. Bolster a calf strain by uplifting and seesawing the heels. Grasp a chair or wall for stability and upraise the balls of your feet. Tip-toe for five seconds then disengage to the beginning position. Upraise again and balance five seconds, disengage, and condition eight times. Do 10 reps of this workout thrice daily for leverage. Stretch after each workout to maintain the calf muscle stalwart. A calf strain needs consistent reinvigoration before resuming to intense activity. Sufficiently resting diminishes future strain.
Incorporating a towel to a seated stretch elongates the calf muscles. Sit down on a surface and spread the damaged calf in front of you. Encircle a towel on the ball of the foot and hold both sides of the towel, then leisurely tug it toward you to stretch the calf muscle. Stretch 30 seconds, discharge and do three reps.
Reinforce a calf strain with the wall jump workout to sustain body weight. Align a 2 feet of tape over your head on a wall. Bounce upward and contact it with both hands. Stabilize body weight on the balls of the feet when settling to soften the touchdown. Bounce only with the damaged leg to reinforce a strained calf muscle.