Tennis Leg, Sports Injuries and Chiropractic

The condition of tennis leg may effect the middle aged athlete while playing tennis or some other similar activity. The pain is often felt as a sudden pain in the back of the upper calf and an inability to walk on the toes. The pain is often described as that of having been shot or hit in the back of the knee.
Tennis leg is caused by tearing of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle (calf). The tear is caused by extending the leg with the foot in a flexed position.
A full tear of the gastroc may require a long leg cast with the knee bend for several weeks. Milder injuries can be treated with rest and avoidance of stretch to the calf muscle. Gradual stretching after 1 week should be helpful.
Dr. Tom Etter is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Etter’s Chiropractic focus is back pain, neck pain, sports injuries and running injuries. Etter Chiropractic also features acupuncture treatment. Dr. Etter has been practicing Chiropractic in Olathe, Kansas and Lenexa, Kansas for over ten years.

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