So I was flipping a tire I’ve flipped 9000000 times for years after a heavy front squat workout and I heard a loud pop coming from my leg. Instantly limping and the upper muscle belly of my calf hurts and I can’t push off my toes.
I find I have full function and ROM of the ankle (dorsiflexion and opposite motion) but I can’t push off the toe without pain. It appears it’s a muscle belly tear and a moderate one at that, and I have a contest in 2 1/2 months and I’m not sure what exactly I should be and shouldn’t be doing for rehab. Atm, I can limp around with little pain or discomfort and it makes the injury feel a bit better, while sitting does the opposite. Clearly I won’t be training anything but upper body for a little bit (1-2 weeks maybe).
Also, using T-nation exclusively as my doctor which is sagacious, I know. I feel like a physio is just gonna tell me everything I can find online since I do not believe this needs surgery and it certainly is not a tendon rupture.
So yeah, any advice? I know it’s a common injury but I’m looking for some anecdotal stuff, would be very appreciated.