Stressed and injured calf muscles
Calf pain is the often condition in sport. There are gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in the calf. The gastrocnemius muscle, called “stomach of leg”, is divided into two heads, lateral and medial, that originate from the condyles of the femur. The two muscles of calf form a common tendon known as the Achilles Tendon and inserts onto the heel bone.
Stressed calf muscles is the most common reason of the calf pain. The problem occurs often in the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Overstretched muscle during e.g. tennis or squash play, can causes more damage such as “tennis leg”. It is a tear of the medial head of the gastrocnemius or the other calf muscle. It is not a tear of the Achilles and it generally does not need surgery. It’s connected with acute pain, big haematoma and limited range of motion.
In “tennis leg” we can notice following symptoms:
- pain in the back knee causing limited motion
- noticeable crack during injury
- very rare swelling of the calf
- the plantar flexion of foot is weak or impossible
- cramp of the medial head of gastrocnemius muscle
- the knee flexion is weak, sometimes with pain
- standing on the toes is painful or impossible
The calf can be injured in collision with sport equipment or the other athlete.
The calf should be supported and compressed for min. 4 weeks. In order to do this, our AS-PU-02 calf brace with elastic straps and silicone pressure relief zones is necessary.
AS-PU-02 is an anatomic-shaped calf sleeve with Y-shaped straps and silicone pressure relief zone. The straps can be adjusted what allows to set the required level of compression. Besides, the brace has special relief zone that supports and protects the highly sensitive injury area.
The silicon in AS-PU-02 has special design for vibration dampening with every motion. Elastic straps provide additional adjustable compression to stimulate blood circulation, promotes regeneration and reduces the pain without covering the injured area. What’s more, 2 adjustable circular elastic straps and silicone insert keep out AS-PU-02 support in place.
Our calf sleeve is made of PowerFIT.
This is 3-layered textile that fits to body precisely making ‘the second skin’ and can be stretched in all directions. External layer is made of spandex that provides excellent compression and it’s resistant to the dirt and damage and reduces muscle vibrations. Internal layer is soft and skin-friendly. The brace warm your leg what limits the risk of other injuries.
The innovative construction of PowerFit allows to maintain cool joint even in hot temperature and it heats it in winter. The braces made of PowerFit are the most innovative devices on the orthopaedic market and almost invisible for patient.
Anatomic-shape of the sleeve allows to use it for right and left leg.
The excellent features of our calf brace with targeting application the sleeve can be adjusted to provide the compression where you need it. This helps to prevent muscle injuries and relieves the pain for continue physical activity.
AS-PU-02 was developed to keep you active all the time and offer you noticeable benefits.
Purpose of use
- inflammation of the calf musles
- stressed and strain muscles
- “tennis leg”
- calf contusions