Calf Strain Illustration

Calf Strain

The gastrocnemius is the main calf muscle, the muscle that is easily seen in viewing an athlete from behind. The commonest cause of calf muscle pain is a muscle strain from sport or vigorous activity. Calf Anatomy The gastrocnemius (GAS-TROCK-NEEM-EE-US) is a powerful muscle situated at the back of the lower leg. The upper part is made up of two parts, the medial head and the lateral [...]