Calf tear

Two years ago I torn my gastroc at the tendon. Whenever I run the leg that I tore the muscle in swells up about an inch larger than the uninjured leg. I stretch before and after I run. I know blood flow is different because of the scar tissue. Is there anything I can do before or during exercise to keep the swelling down? Would cycling lessen the swelling?

Posted By Doug on September 04, 2007 at 21:32:29:

Silicone inserts leave radius and ulna pressure-free and provide intermittent compression to the soft tissue of the joint, leading to increased circulation, thus aiding in the resorption of swelling and edema.

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