An Introduction to Calf Pain
Leg cramps typically occur in the calf muscles, and 75 percent of calf cramps occur during sleep.
About the Calf
Your calf muscles attach your knee to your heel at the Achilles tendon. They support you while you stand and help you move your feet for walking, running, and jumping.
Common Causes of Calf Pain
Cramps and strains in the calf muscles are usually the result of overuse or doing a new type of activity. Cramps can also be caused by dehydration or a vitamin deficiency.
Overview of Treatment Plans for Calf Pain
Your therapy plan for your calf pain will depend on your specific injury. Common therapy methods include heat therapy, taping, and massage.