Treating a strained soleus muscle needs sufficient rest, because hastily returning to routine activity will protract recovery.
A minor soleus strain can be counteracted with simply rest and a bent-leg heel workout. Yet this treatment is lengthy, maybe several months. The predominant risk is prematurely rebounding to intense activity without revitalizing a soleus muscle strain.
Friction therapy concurrent with massage progresses the healing cycle thus galvanizing healing time 1.5 months for a minor strain. And an acute soleus muscle strain can be up to 4 months to heal.
Start friction therapy on a soleus strain with the patient prostrate on a massage table. Sit on the table under the patient’s knees and curve the injured leg 90 degrees. Situate the ankle on your shoulder maintaining the knee at 90 degrees. Swathe hands over the calf with all the fingertips centralized on the calf, and with your thumb griping the shin. Drive the fingertips into the middle calf to concentrate on the gastrocnemius muscle and impact the soleus. Amidst implementing anterior tension shift horizontally from medial to lateral, up to two minutes. Next, shift to alternate parts of the soleus covering the pain areas afterward. Do this up to six minutes – rest and repeat. Ensuing the friction method, massage the calf up to five minutes.
Orthotics devices. Maladjusted feet can be amended with an exercise consultant. This therapy will be intensive. Alternately, an elementary method are orthotic devices, to readjust the foot and offset weight from the medial calf. Orthotic gadgets are found in pharmacies or can be ordered. Store-bought orthotic accessories are useful devices that can be customized to the foot but a podiatrist can befit a more refined fit.