No doubt, knee braces are helpful when nursing an injury. But to choose the right knee brace can be a daunting task. At 360 Relief, we have a variety of Supports and Braces that you can use to help you with your lateral gastrocnemius injury. A gastrocnemius muscle tear refers to a sudden and severe injury to the calf muscle. The lower leg flexes with the help of this muscle.

The muscle also helps in quick movements such as sprinting and jumping. Injury to this muscle is sometimes also called tennis leg. The common symptoms of a lateral tear gastrocnemius are swelling, pain, bruising, and difficulty walking. A positive Thomson Squeeze test can be helpful to diagnose injury in the lateral gastrocnemius. If the diagnosis is still uncertain, then an ultrasound or MRI test should be done. The knee joint is made up of muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments, and cartilage. It can carry much weight with a considerable range of motion.
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A knee structure can become damaged and dislocated. Knee braces are different based on their functions and level of support. Some knee braces help to protect the knee, whereas others help to prevent the injury. Some braces also help reduce the pain. Knee braces can also help to stabilize the knee and optimize the healing process.

Knee injury, such as lateral gastrocnemius injury, maybe one of the most debilitating injuries you can deal with. Whether it is a recent injury or you have been suffering from a persistent injury, you know exactly how tough it can be to go from one place to another.

Knee injuries may come in many forms. There are some key things one can do to help recover and get back on their feet. Rehabilitation and physiotherapy are recommended. If the pain is too intense, it can limit the protocols and everyday exercises you follow. This is the reason many rehabilitation centres recommend wearing a knee brace. Whether it is a minor injury such as a knee sprain or a severe injury such as lateral gastrocnemius, a brace can help get you on the way to recovery.

The standard knee braces provide you with an affordable, accessible, and effective intervention for many knee problems. Many knee braces, including calf sleeves, neoprene calf support, adjustable compressions, and others, are available to buy and wear.

What exercises are good to strengthen gastrocnemius?
  1. Stand tall on the surface or the ground, and then start lifting your heels from the ground. Try to go back down slowly as possible.
  2. Sit on a chair, place your toes on the floor, and slowly lift your heels from the surface by putting some kind of weight on your lap.
How does it feel like to have Lateral Gastrocnemius?

Overuse of the gastrocnemius causes the muscles to contract or stretch abruptly. That is why gastrocnemius injury occurs. The symptoms of gastrocnemius injury are:

  • Sharp pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty in walking
What causes tightness in the gastrocnemius?

There are few things that may cause tightness in calves:

  • Foot deformity
  • Hamstrings
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • High arched foot
  • Neuromuscular conditions
When am I able to walk after gastrocnemius treatment?

you can walk after almost 8 to 10 weeks of gastrocnemius treatment or surgery. Sometimes it will take 8 to 12 months to heal, depending on the severity of the injury, when gastrocnemius muscle tissue is repaired.

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