Muscle Strain of the Calf (Gastrocnemius / Soleus Strain)

Overview This common injury is a stretching or tearing of the gastrocnemius or soleus muscles of the lower leg. One or both muscles may be affected. Anatomy The gastrocnemius is the calf’s large muscle. The soleus is a smaller muscle beneath the gastrocnemius, slightly lower on the leg. These muscles join to form the Achilles … Continue reading Muscle Strain of the Calf (Gastrocnemius / Soleus Strain)