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Calf Snap During Presses


#1

In the gym this morning, I was doing seated calf presses and felt something snap in my right calf. It's painful, but I can still walk around if I don't put pressure on my right leg. If it's just a strain I won't worry about going to the doctor, but it felt like something physically snapped and I'm wondering if you need surgery to fix it.

Has this happened to anyone?


#2

I occasionally 'crack' my achille's tendent (I think, it's near my heel). I don't know if it's a dangerous or bad or anything, but I'm usually able to continue whatever I'm doing (standing calf raises, etc). It will be sore for a day or so and then I'm fine.

I'm interested to see how this thread develops...


#3

Where along the calf has this happened? How far up? Side of calf or "middle"?


#4

It's in the middle part of my calf, near the top.