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28 November 2014
LEG PAIN - Calf Pain
Article by John Miller
Calf pain is a common occurrence in sports that include running, jumping, hopping and landing activities. Your calf muscle group essentially consists of two muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) that attach to your Achilles tendon.
Calf injuries can occur to both muscle and tendon structures. They are commonly caused by excessive forces during explosive contraction, eccentric control loading or when your calf muscles fatigue.
Your calf muscles protect your shin bone from the rear and both sides. However, excessive load through your shin bone (tibia) can result in shin pain and its related injuries.
Common Sources of Calf Pain
The most common sources of leg pain include a torn calf muscle, achilles tendonitis and leg cramps.
Here is a list of some common causes of calf pain.