SOLEUS MUSCLE STRAIN OR TEAR
The soleus is located in the superficial posterior compartment of the leg. It originates from the posterior surfaces of the head of the fibula and its upper third, as well as the middle third of the internal border of the tibia. Its other end forms a common tendon with the gastrocnemius muscle; this tendon is known as the calcaneal tendon or Achilles tendon and inserts onto the posterior surface of the calcaneus, or heel bone.
MECHANISM OF INJURY
Repeated overuse of the muscle, eg. distance running, predisposes to a tear during push off in running or pivoting.
Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.
PROXIMAL: Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body: the proximal end of a bone.
Under the direction of your medical professional and in conjunction with your advised treatment plan, the following products may be beneficial:
Glossary of Terms:
POSTERIOR: Rear aspect