Hi folks, I’m Bob Schrupp physical therapist, Brad Heineck physical therapist, together we are the most famous physical therapists on the internet Well in our opinion of course Bob. Oh, it’s always our opinion, and we’re never right according to our wives Today Brad we’re talking about you do this one thing right. I’m gonna get this right yet You do this one thing right and your calf pain strain will heal and a lot of times I think what people find they hurt their calf muscle. They strain it or pull a muscle there and It gets better and then they go out and do something and it comes back again. It just it’s that Cyclical history of where it just keeps coming back So you need to do this one thing to help it heal strong So that it won’t come back again and generally this does work very well, so what one thing Bob? We’ll get to it Okay, by the way if you’re new to our Channel. Please take a second to subscribe to us. We provide videos on How to stay healthy fit painfree and we upload every day also go over to Facebook and like us because Brad and I We’re not above begging we will beg you with all of our hearts. Just go ahead and subscribe Yeah, just hit the likes whatever one of those buttons Okay, all right so mid-calf pain a lot of times this happens. They call it tennis leg because a lot of tennis players Softball baseball just about any sport, a lot of weekend athletes Get it because they’re sprinting when they’re not used to being, they’re not in shape Generally what we’re talking about here Is we’re talking about generally in the mid calf right here, now if it’s down here it may be more of a tendonitis That’s a different issue and If it’s up here this doesn’t happen that often up in here. It’s pretty common in this area or down here Right right one or the other so what happens here is you’ve torn or you strain the fibers and Usually they start to heal and they form scar tissue and that scar tissue isn’t as strong as normal muscle So the scar tissue forms and it forms like a latticework you call it like a spider Wangled up spiderweb or like when you’re flying a kite and your string gets in a big know It’s just a big mess, like Charlie Brown Anyway that scar tissue not being as strong as it should be, as soon as you go back in an activity, it re-tears And you were like oh, I thought it was healed and then it comes right back again, so you need to Strengthen that area by doing what we call cross fiber massage, so you’re actually gonna Go cross the fibers the fibers run this way So you’re actually gonna massage going across This way, you’re gonna find the tender spot generally and you’re gonna start rubbing And you’re gonna get in deep because see Bob’s pushing into the muscle belly. Yeah, this is not a light surface Type of massage this is that deep massage And I’m going cross the fibers and generally when you start And usually maybe a day or two after the injury you can start this maybe you want to ice the first day When you start Generally after a few minutes after a minute or so it should start to almost get numb or feel better even, if it’s still Getting really tender when you’re doing it then maybe you want to hold off another day, and ice another day If ibuprofen works for you to help get that inflammation down So it’s not so tender, by the way You can tell whether or not you actually completely tore the muscle is if for one thing like Isn’t it you squeeze the calf Brad and it goes down like that But I mean if you’ tore the muscle you won’t be able to push up at all, right. Especially on the one foot And it’s gonna have more severe symptoms, they’re gonna last longer It might be you try this and it’s very painful And it continues to be and you do that for a few days in a row or up to a week You know maybe you’ve got a tear there So the problem with this Brad is ideally you want to do at least 20 minutes Now you can do this a number of ways one You could go ahead and do maybe five minutes four times a day and the first You know what Siriaks recommends, and he’s the father of Orthopedic medicine. He’s the one that invented this or came up with this He’s now passed away, but he recommended three sessions in a row so three days in a row yeah And then go every other day, okay, so but he recommended 20 minutes And so obviously very difficult to do 20 minutes It’s even difficult to do a couple minutes, right your fingers get very sore So one thing you might try by the way is you could try the Purewave massager We’re big fans of this Do you want to grab the air-filled attachment too, now this comes with generally three different attachments the CMD5 One is air filled It’s soft and squishy, yeah So that’s gonna be if you want to start with that just because it’s not it’s gonna be you know not very aggressive, good word But eventually I’d like to see you get to the Pointer stick Sure so that’s the hard plastic you can get in more specific to Where that scar tissue is to break it up what we like about the Purewave is that it actually just isn’t Vibrating which a lot of massages do, it actually percusses and goes this way You know it’s idefinitely more aggressive. You can adjust it, so now This is something you can do for 20 minutes I mean you could tolerate it because you’re just going back and forth you can watch TV watch your favorite Do they even have soap operas anymore Brad? I don’t know Bob I don’t do TV. They have real live Soap operas now, but so you’re gonna work it across that way, we’re going across the fibers yep I’m going to go across the fibers, I was going to say my life is a soap opera Just kidding, so the other thing by the way we’re gonna recommend is yeah One of the things you might want to do day one is to get a heel wedge Right because this is gonna take some of the stress off the muscle allow it to heal,it lifts up that heel Which gives a little slack on the muscle it’s not a lot But it can be enough to Give it the edge, so it starts to heal you need to put one on both feet Otherwise you have a leg length difference You have to put one in each heel, and they come as a pair a lot it quite often, And this is a nice soft one, You know they may be a quarter-inch thick You could try just They recommend sometimes just cutting out a piece of carpet Or if you have a foam laying around kind of dense foam you could try it yourself If your handy dandy and you have some material, so after this starts to feel better the pain’s gone away You want to do some strengthening and stretching too. You want to show a stretch of the towel Brad? Sure You got a couple ways to do it? Yeah, but you know if you got a towel or a sheet Which we got a Sheet rolled up whatever it takes and you Can start to stretch it gently here Stretchy stretc stretch, and you could stretch it both with the knee straight And the knee bent, right you know if you happen to have a stretch out strap or something these are really nice You know especially if you don’t have good grip in your hands if you have a hand problem or arthritis Arthritic or something of that nature it just makes it so much easier where you can just stretch so here I got my knees straight. We’re gonna get the gastroc muscle if we keep it bent get the gastroc soleus So we’re getting both now and you can do the pressure on general pressure off If you stretch it so hard it creates sharp pain That’s too much, and it’s probably not ready for it yet, so it should just feel like a pretty nice comfortable stretch If you want to hold it you know you can hold up 10 15 seconds I know some people say 30 seconds you can do that. I personally don’t do that very often I’m not saying it doesn’t work, but I like the pressure on pressure off system And then you have the incline board too? Oh, yeah, I love the incline board This is about a twenty five degree incline board. We actually did a video on how to build one of these if you’re really handy, They’re simple to build if you got a saw and you do that kind of thing Otherwise you can go on their site below. We have a real nice one Recommended, our favorite tools for therapy This is just a wonderful way the heel stays flat to the floor and you stretch and relax you can do with your knees straight Gastroc soleus knee bent and put all your weight on there once it starts feeling good and ready for You certainly can go to your staircase and do it too Right you can just go ahead go to the stairs hold on to the railing and I actually do both in the morning. I stretch on the stairs, and I stretch it with that. Oh you do yeah So here he’s got the same stretch going on. It’s probably not as comfortable But it still works, so then the other thing you’re eventually gonna start some strengthening. That’s where the stairs come in good. Let’s pretend It’s this leg That we’re trying to strengthen, we usually like to start with eccentric strengthening so you’re gonna start with the foot up like this and Then I’m gonna go ahead and lower the foot down and then I’m gonna pick it up with the right opposite leg, with the good one Yep, and then I’m gonna lower it down look at those calf muscles Ripple Bob you’ve been practicing, and lower it down. I don’t have much for calf muscles. I know you do oh, no No yours are growing, no I’m a calf not So lower it down So that works on the strengthening, eventually you can get to the point Brad where you can do Concentric too where you actually lift down and up And then eventually you can even throw in a weight And you can start working on one legged ones and just doing like this, this works well on a stairway Especially if you have a banister to hold on to So we were going to show one other interesting thing today. This is more probably more preventative if you’ve If you’ve read Tom Brady’s book The TB 12 Method Yeah, am I saying it right? He talks about he’s a big believer in muscle plyability to prevent injuries so he uses a foam roller But he actually uses a vibrating foam roller, and we were sent one so it’s really cool. It’s called the Booster It’s made by Blackroll and this Part the boosters inside the roll it’s actually hollow like this one And you can take it out and you can put it in any one of their foam rollers, So they have all these different Funky colors, and this one has more ridges on it. Yep, but go ahead and turn this thing The only thing, it’s loud So he has to push both buttons. It’s coming. So and that’s on the low level so here We’re going to get some deep fiber pressure with massage at the same time I haven’t used this before but I liked it and you can vary it right now It’s on a lower level, and you know we can crank it up a little bit I think I’m going the wrong way. There we go, without my glasses. I can’t tell but Look at that you can have it at a party, use it as a conversation piece I’m gonna work this on the old calf muscle right there Now this is a good maintenance one and Bob I’m wondering if maybe this would kind of act as a little cross friction massage thing I’m not sure I’m not sure I don’t know if I’d necessarily recommend it for the treatment I’d certainly recommend it for prevention, I think it’s the coolest darn thing. We’re gonna do a whole video on it I’m gonna crank it up a little bit Bob, but oh I just turned it off, I hit the wrong button Thanks everybody for watching

86 thoughts on “Do This One Thing Right & Your Calf Pain/Strain/Tear Will Heal Fast-See NEW Product at End of Video”

  1. Hallo Sirs , I am from India. I am big fan of your work and your sense of humour. I was suffering from lower back pain. Your videos helped me to heal my problem.I wish that you grow by leap and bound. Thanks

  2. I just wanted to say thank you both for the sciatica videos you've made. They have helped me so much. I was able to get my pain out of my leg and isolated to my gluteal region. I had a hard time walking since I had so much nerve pain in my leg but it is finally after 3 weeks of consistent exercises getting better. I have recently started strength training also with weights and I'm hoping with these measures that I ca prevent future flares. The pain was horrible. Again thanks so much!

  3. Who's the douchebag disliked this? Seriously, they are offering informative professional advice for free.
    All in all, why are you even here, go back drinking your haterade.

  4. Lateral collateral elbow… probably frontal lifts or inverse curl weights. What can i do to recover faster?

    just to help you understand… if i lift an object with my hand palm down i feel it but if i lift an object 10 times heavier with palm up i don't feel it. Please… don't wanna do tecar!

  5. I have ACL tear in my knee joint . how to heal it . long years I didn't run because of this tear . please suggest

  6. please talk about The Thoracic Multifidi Trigger Points
    this is so important for those who can't find solution even on internet!

  7. This looks great! I don't have the buddah straps, where do I get them, and how soon can I safely play tennis? I can't get into Dr. for a week or so and I heard loud pop when I injured calf but am able to walk with limp and no bruising.

  8. Can you shed some light on what should I do if the Calf already repaired but with this spider web tissue. Will the cross fiber massage de web the tissue 3 months after the injury? should I just wait for it to tear again?

  9. Thanks so much men. I got this exact problem and the massaging has paid dividends to get me back running. God bless ye both

  10. how about my calfs hurt everyday after working on concrete for 10hrs a day? i have good shoes but my calves hurt every night.

  11. How long do I stay off of it, mines low iced it for two days felt good went for a run it kicked in at about 2 miles not really bad can’t really feel it while walking

  12. I'm taking Serrapeptase to help gobble up the scar tissue . i'm seeing a Chiropractor and my GP . The accident happened 2 weeks ago . My calves have hurt for years since wearing wooden , Swedish clogs as a teenager into my early 20's .

  13. I dance ballet, I pulled my calf again after 2 months. Its been a couple weeks already but I just started this massage. Am I too late? I really don't want it to happen again!

  14. My calf "popped" yesterday while doing heavy prowler sled sprints. It really hurts badly. How do I know if its a sprain or a tear?

  15. Check my new foam roller wheels training! Try sitting in a chair with your heel on the roller and cross the other leg over … then push it fwd with your foot .. it pulls your leg outward 💪🏽💯

  16. I was playing baseball and got a calf strain (felt like someone threw a ball at it). Dr. said its a partial tear. I want to get back to playing in about 4 weeks before my season ends. I just ordered the CM5, can I start massaging it even with pain still present?

  17. I tore my calf so I got me a kneading shiatsu massager. It's like having my own physical therapist on-call 24 hours a day.

  18. Bruh fr get out those shoes for this & move the feet to both side thats whats helped me & eccentrics & pumping the muscle also you can stretch the calf by going up to the wall for that incline

    Im not certified tho one day i will be i just saw in a book how our body moves & it clicked that we dont work the muscles that bring one side of out foot up enough

    Stretch often im good now & was "walking like an old man" 4 days ago

  19. I recently got injured in the calf ! I got kneed hard while running and it hurt real bad but I kept on playing, it's been about a week and I can barely stand straight. Is this normal ??? Is it muscle Tare ? Please reply

  20. I am 37 years old. Two days a go, I heard/felt a popping sound in my left leg, specifically in the back of my left knee pit, as I was walking to the train station from work. I had some immediate discomfort but actually no pain. My body immediately adjusted and began to shift it's weight to my right leg. So I have been hobbling around for the last two days to and from work. I find that when climbing and descending stairs my range of motion is still normal but my regular walk has changed into a slight limp on the left side. I think it might be plantaris tendon rupture. There are not many videos anywhere about this kind of a tear but the one video I found on youtube did say that it is a vestigial muscle and that eventually it will go away and my normal walking gait will return. Since you are both Physical therapists can you verify this and also will your 20 minute massage work in the same way?

  21. So the real question is, what do you do first when this muscle strain happens?
    Do you rest for a couple of days?
    Do you start massaging the area?
    Do you start these kinda exercises right away?

  22. Hey guys, I wanted to say thank you for the video, it was very helpful. I recently strained my calf muscle during a run, and it has been years since I had to visit the physical therapist for almost the same injury. I could not remember the process I went through years ago, so I watched your video it was a very good refresher of what I need to do to help the healing process.

    Keep up the good work.

  23. I really thought this was clickbait at first, but was desperate to fix my calf strain and turns out you guys are the real deal. Great advice and info. Very helpful. Subscribed!

  24. I play soccer on the weekends I was kicked outer mid towards the front on my left leg and my muscle is really tender …is this kind of the same thanks

  25. The moment he said ibuprofen.. i quit watchin another clown that refers to fkn ibuprofen for everything… useless

  26. I go out country dancing every weekend. No health insurance and I MUST heal!! Thank you for this great video. One thing I add is tumeric mixed with Colgate white toothpaste for the muscle rub. Works like icy hot. Gonna tape tonight and see how much I can dance tonight. Very grateful!!

  27. What a great video! Thanks to you two, I’m feeling better already! Had to be helped out of the gym today by a pal of mine. I’m thinking it’s a heat cramp, but it could be a tear. Only time will tell.

  28. every time I run it feels like the back of my calves bones are gonna snap BOTH OF THEM and it’s been Happening for 2 months now 🙁

  29. I'm 42 last September I tore my left calf again (last time was 2012) I put on weight over the winter through lack of mobility I'm down 30lbs now from walking on the treadmill but I still get anxious running! It reminds me its there with sharp pains if I push it too hard, will I ever play soccer again? 😳🤕⚽️

  30. Ugh I just tore my muscle on my calf. I can't put pressure on it to get up 😔. I can semi walk around the house but look like a pirate lol. I'm going to keep it on ice and see how it is in next couple days. Can't afford to go to Dr these days my works insurance sucks lol.

  31. Guys, thank you once again, I followed your instructions, my calf pain reduces and make me comfortable, this is my main problem for standing the whole due to my job and it cause me a lot of pain in my both calves, I took a lot of medication especially strong pain reliever and pain reliever Massages oil but it really doesn't work, I thanks GOD "for locating you guys in you tube. 👍👍👍

  32. I haven't been able to sit for a week because pain in knee and side leg. doctor says it's just a calf strain.

  33. Thank you so much! I either sprained or tore my calf yesterday and couldn’t put any weight on my leg or flex my foot. After following your instructions I am back to walking almost normal today!

  34. Hi Bob & Brad, I was doing calf raise exercises in the gym about 2 days back and although the very next day i was fine and was able to do normal activities with a little bit of a muscle strain which you generally get after a good day of workout but today when i woke up it got reallyy bad and i am not able to move my right leg at all, i have this severe pain just below the knee in the calf area, cant see any bruising but having a lot of trouble walking and even standing. Dont know if its a muscle tear because i didnt feel anything happen while exercising that day. if you could give me some advise it would be very helpful.
    Thankyou.

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