A calf strain is an injury to the calf muscle which is located on the back of your leg below the knee and ankle. A strain occurs when you have stretched your muscles too far and can include small tears to the muscle. The calf muscle contains up to 9 different muscles and there are 3 levels of calf strains. Soccer players
often have a higher risk of a calf strain but anyone can injure their calf. If you have strained your calf, ice the muscle, wear a compression calf sleeve for support, and consult your doctor. For prevention, always warm-up your muscles properly before activity, wear proper shoes, stretch frequently and wear a supportive calf brace.