Gastrocnemius muscle tear

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What is gastrocnemius muscle tear?

A gastrocnemius muscle tear is an injury to the back of the leg at the calf muscle. It may occur with sports related activities that require a forceful push off from the foot, or sudden changes in direction, e.g. tennis, basketball, running.

Common symptoms reported by people with gastrocnemius muscle tear

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with gastrocnemius muscle tear

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Therapeutic Massage)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with gastrocnemius muscle tear, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gastrocnemius muscle tear

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Therapeutic Massage)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastrocnemius muscle tear (2 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle pain
Total evaluations
2
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gastrocnemius muscle tear, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gastrocnemius muscle tear on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 3
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

40% Female
60% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from gastrocnemius muscle tear patients who have completed their condition history
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