Common in runners and sprinters, Gastrocnemius Tendinopathy is often an overuse injury. Improper footwear or poor biomechanics may further be underlying causes.
What is it?
Gastrocnemius Tendinopathy is inflammation in the calf muscle tendon, resulting in pain and discomfort in the posterior knee.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include gradual pain in the posterior knee, tenderness at the top of the calf muscle, swelling in the back of the knee, and pain that increases with knee flexion or push off movements.
Assessment methods include evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, observation of swelling, palpation for tenderness, and collecting patient history.
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