Originally Posted by Chas Tennis
You should do the calf conditioning before going back on the tennis courts especially if your life style tends to shorten/tighten the calves.
Did you see a Dr? Did you have any imaging that located your injury? Physical therapy?
What has happened, running activities, etc. in the months since your last reply in January when you were about to use a ball machine?
Great to hear that you are back as calf strains sound like difficult injuries to deal with.
Never saw an MD - called my clinic and they said to go to the ER. I decided to self treat again (crutches, RICE). Next time it happens, I'll get a physical therapy consult for guidance and treatment. I need to be more diligent, especially after 2-3 hrs of tennis or running to stretch properly. I tend to stretch before, but not enough post-exercise stretching.