Physical Therapy in Roseland, NJ
Are you a runner and struggle with continued calf strains? Are you looking for a high-quality physical therapy team to help get you stronger. Look no further than the physical therapists at Pro Staff Physical Therapy. If you live in the Roseland, NJ area we have a convenient location in Parsippany.
We understand that your health is the most important part of your life and running is a part of that. With the help of our expert physical therapists we will diagnose, treat, and teach you how to run more effectively and decrease your calf strains.
What Causes Calf Strains?
Calf strains usually happen when the muscles in the back of the lower leg become overused. This can be due to one specific incident or several repetitions overtime. Calf strains are common in running and jumping sports. It is important to address calf strains as they can lead to more serious Achilles tendon issues.
Running mechanics can also play a role in calf strains. Typically, runners who strike on their forefoot can have a greater chance of developing a calf strain. Ankle joint mechanics can also play a role in developing calf strains.
The physical therapists at Pro Staff are experts when it comes to treating any muscle strain and will help you return to running. No matter how long or how severe the strain is, we believe in treating each individual patient for their unique and personal goals. We understand how frustrating it is to not have the body move the way we want it to, and we want to improve those limitations with you.
Common Symptoms of Calf Strains
- Stiffness and decreased motion through the ankle.
- Pain in the back of the lower leg in either the gastrocnemius or soleus muscle.
- Decreased strength in the involved leg.
- Difficulty running and jumping.
- Decreased muscle length in the calf.
Treatment for Calf Strains
Treating Calf Strains involves a combination of manual therapy, ankle strengthening and return to running exercises to target any symptoms you may be having. Our goal is to work on all the limitations in your running form and create a plan of care to address these limitations. We have a great team that specializes in specific hands-on care to work on improving both the ankle and calf.
We understand that every individual is different when it comes to their movement goals. So it is important to us to create those goals with you to return to movement safely.
Get Started Today
If you need physical therapy and live in the Roseland, NJ, area, come check out our Parsippany location today. Our team of expert physical therapists is committed to your health and wants you to feel better as soon as possible. Contact our office at 973-396-8667 to schedule an appointment.