Chiropractor Questions Calf muscle

Can you suggest a treatment for the pain in my calf muscles?

Lately, I have been experiencing some pain in my calf muscles. Is there any treatment for this pain?

27 Answers

Wow! This can be from so many things, such as;
Overused or stretched calf muscles
Misalignment of the foot, arch, ankle, knee, hip, pelvis, or spine.
Blood flow problems.
You need a Chiropractic examination to determine what the cause is. Treatment will depend on the cause. Call your Chiropractor and good luck!
Try a topical Magnesium on your calf muscles and make sure you are drinking enough water
Easy answer...Stretch. Maybe take some magnesium if you don't have other meds that'll contradict. Proper alignment after an adjustment will reset the ankle and foot joints preventing an imbalance and spasm in relative muscles.
Contact your local chiropractor for an assessment of your pain. It could be a misalignment of your pelvis or low back which is causing your pain.
Massage therapy would probably be the first place you would want to go for calf symptoms like those.
Yes, electrical stimulation normally helps with such pain your chiropractor can determine what else you may need after a thorough examination.
Can be as simple as not enough magnesium in your system to something much more complex. Find a great Chiropractor that also uses clinical nutrition.
pain in the calf----try getting a massage/laser treatment/manipulation
Calf pain can be treated by chiropractors. You will most likely get the most/quickest relief from a doctor that does soft tissue treatment and extremities adjustments.
Lower back adjustments b/c the calves are innervated by this region. Masssge works wonders as well.
The gastrocnemius muscle may be hypertensive. The treatment for that is stretching the muscle with simple exercises that your chiropractor can provide. Trigger point therapy also works quite well, as well as massage. Ensure to warm up before participating in sports activities.
Pain in the lower legs can have many causes. You may want to see a healthcare provider that can evaluate the many causes and decide if are a good candidate for soft tissue techniques. Your chiropractor may be than person or another physician.
thank you for your question. There are multiple possible reasons for calf pain. Some are related to the spine and the other is dealing with the muscle itself. Stretching the muscle itself is typically a good start to addressing any calf pain. If after a couple of days of stretching, the pain does not change or gets worse, it is advised to consult a chiropractor to have it further evaluated.
Yes. However, we would need to rule out DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and other serious conditions of the leg on physical examination and medical interview. If you have pain in your calf that is worsened by walking and relieved by getting off your feet, you MAY have DVT. A chiropractic physician can rule out more serious problems like DVT. If it’s a simple calf or other leg muscle strain, or other musculoskeletal condition, a chiropractor absolutely can help. In my office we supervise and teach therapeutic exercise, which these days is part of chiropractic treatment (“these days” being the past 25 years). We are a viable alternative to pain medication and physical therapy (PT), offering identical services as a PT. Referral from a MD is not necessary, as we are considered “primary care” for the conditions we treat, in the same way a dentist is for teeth. If you have a muscle, tendon, ligament or cartilage problem, we most likely will be able to help. We treat muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendonitis, headaches, and all sorts of problems that might not strike you as “musculoskeletal”.
Feet being out of alignment can affect the calf muscles. Also lack of magnesium. We carry Natural Calm which helps with the cramping.
If pain occurs at night, you may need a magnesium supplement. If not and your pain is symmetrical, you should get an MRI of your low back to see if you have a pressure on your spinal cord.
It depends on the cause. It may be a pinched nerve coming from your lower back. I recommend seeing your chiropractor for an evaluation and xrays
It depends on when the pain happens. If it is during physical activity or after it could be a lack of electrolyte balance i.e. sodium, potassium and calcium. If its during standing for periods, walking or sitting it can be a combination of spinal misalignment, bad posture and inadequate foot support. See a chiropractor that also offers Footlevelers orthotics. They are very helpful.
Yes, depending on what is specifically causing your calf pain will determine what sorts of treatments will be most beneficial. I would suggest seeing a chiropractor who can properly diagnose your condition. It may be a nerve problem, a muscle weakness, or even a lack of important minerals or vitamins or some combination. In my experience calf pain can definitely be alleviated.
It depends on what type injury to the calf muscle rest is good for overuse stretches are good for toughness and massage is good for soreness
Finding a DC who also does ART (Active Release Technique) would help significantly!
I would make an appointment with a Chiropractor doctor as there are many causes of calf pain. It may be a simple muscle strain or an underlying cause to something severe
Pain in any muscles can be caused by deficiencies of mineral i.e. calcium or magnesium (can be others) and misalignment in your skeletal structure especially from the foot to the pelvic bone. In order to better serve you it would be appropriate to make a FREE 20 minutes consultation either via phone or in-person so we can go through a process of elimination and better suggest your next steps: 571-248-0695 or
That depends on lots of different factors such as, have you had an injury recently, do you have any medical conditions, have you been recently dehydrated, etc. but if just general soreness then you can hot tub soak for 20 minutes and follow with ice packs to sore areas for 10 minutes. if symptoms last more than a few days then you should seek medical attention.
it may concern your diet as well as circulation Manipulation, EMS and heat are some some treatments that might help. need examination to accurately asses
There a several reasons for this type of problem:
1) foot pronation and a need for orthotics
2) chronic shin splints, easily corrected by stripping along the tibialis anterior muscle or posterior. Use oil or massage cream and massage the sides of the calf foot to head direction along the bone. This will probably offer the most immediate relief, but problem one may be the greater issue. Many Chiropractors can offer shoe orthotics