A couple of weeks ago, I had a calf strain in my left calf. It was one of those incidents where it felt like something hit my calf and I felt it kind of "pop," so I knew it was a bad one. I took time off and started doing body weight calf raises when the pain was gone and some stretching and massaging. This morning I managed to strain my other calf. No pop or anything this time, just pain, so it's a fairly mild strain. What's ******* me off is I've been exercising and stretching my calves. How do I get rid of this problem? I'm wondering whether my problem is related to some pain I've been having while stretching. My health club has a hamstring stretching machine - a Technogym Posterior Stretch Machine. It has a bar that you can position to push your toes towards you when you stretch the hamstring. (If you want a picture it's the second machine here: http://inshape.net/ammenities/new-flexibility-area/) When I put my toes towards my body and stretch my hamstrings I get a type of pain in my calves that's very intense and hard to describe. (Maybe nerve pain?) If I put the bar so it doesn't touch my feet, I can stretch my hamstrings with no pain. Anyone have any ideas?