What is on the outside of your calf?

What is on the outside of your calf?

What is on the outside of your calf?

Hear this out loudPauseThe fibula, or calf bone, is smaller and is located on the outside of the lower leg.

Why do both my calf muscles hurt?

Hear this out loudPauseMuscle Strain Stretch too far or put too much pressure on your calf, and you can strain your muscle. If so, you’ll have a dull ache that worsens when you move. Swelling, redness, or a bruise are also common, and it may hurt to rise up on your toes. Rest and ice can help.

Why is the side of my calf tight?

Hear this out loudPauseWhat are the causes? Tightness or pain in the calves is often the result of overuse. Activities like running and playing sports can be hard on your calf muscles. Endurance sports are particularly tough on the body.

What is the muscle that runs down the side of your calf?

Hear this out loudPauseThe iliotibial band (ITB) is a tendon that runs along the outside of your leg.

What is a Gastroc flap?

Hear this out loudPauseA muscle flap. Usually not used as a free flap. Microsurgery can augment medial gastroc use as a local flap by extending the reach of the muscle. Separate branches for the medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles, via the posterior tibial nerve.

What is the outer calf muscle called?

Gastrocnemius muscle

Gastrocnemius muscle
Origin proximal to articular surfaces of lateral condyle of femur and medial condyle of femur
Insertion tendo calcaneus (achilles tendon) into mid-posterior calcaneus
Artery sural arteries
Nerve tibial nerve from the sciatic, specifically, nerve roots S1–S2

How do you get a knot out of your calf?


  1. Rest. Allow your body to rest if you have muscle knots.
  2. Stretch. Gentle stretching that elongates your muscles can help you to release tension in your body.
  3. Exercise. Aerobic exercise may help to relieve muscle knots.
  4. Hot and cold therapy.
  5. Use a muscle rub.
  6. Trigger point pressure release.
  7. Physical therapy.

Can you tear your IT band?

Hear this out loudPauseThe IT band is a physical structure, so it can be torn. It is a strong supporting structure, so this is only likely to happen if you put extreme stress on it. A tearing sensation on the side of the knee following a specific action such as a fall or lift would be a sign of a tear.

What is a gastrocnemius strain?

Hear this out loudPauseA medial gastrocnemius strain (MGS), also sometimes called “tennis leg”, is an injury to the calf muscle in the back of the leg. It occurs when the calf muscle is stretched too far resulting in a partial or total tear or rupture within the muscle.

What is the gastrocnemius vein?

Hear this out loudPauseThe soleus muscle veins perforate the inner fascia at two to four different levels and connect to the posterior tibial or peroneal veins. The gastrocnemius muscle veins drain via two stem veins (medial and lateral) into the popliteal vein at the same level as the lesser saphenous vein.

What two muscles make up the calf?

Hear this out loudPauseThe gastrocnemius and soleus muscles taper and merge at the base of the calf muscle. Tough connective tissue at the bottom of the calf muscle merges with the Achilles tendon.