Calf Strain injuries usually occur as a result of a sudden pushing off movement or from excessive over-stretching of the calf muscles as demonstrated in jumping activities or during quick changes of direction. Sports such as track, where you push off the mark for instant acceleration, football, soccer, field hockey and baseball to name a few can all result in your having a calf strain.
The calf muscle will often be tender to touch at the point of injury and swelling and bruising may appear within hours or days. Depending on how bad the calf injury is, the athlete may be able to continue exercising although he/she will often have some discomfort / tightness during or after the session.
Treatment includes, rest, ice and compression during the acute stage followed by a full rehabilitation program consisting of stretching and strengthening exercises.
Fortunately a compression band like the Shin Compression Band from Boundr can provide you the necessary support to re-enforce the injured area. This will aid the athlete in allowing the leg to heal faster and help to diminish the soreness attributed to this type of injury.