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When calf muscles can double up as LV assist device . . .your patient saves a million ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 14 May 2011 10:00am                                                      Every day thousands of  hearts  end their life   due to terminal heart failure . Much more  lives are  confined  to their bed rooms.In refractory cardiac failure and severe LV dysfunction the only  long-term option is cardiac transplantation. Medical therapy has reached its saturation poi ... Read on »
Squat for lengthening the Achilles, PF, and calf muscles, for better barefoot running by Barefoot Angie Bee Posted Mon 16 Jul 2012 11:11pm    This is a movement that can be done any time of day.  Its how you see people hanging out waiting for a bus or eating a bowl of something yummy in another country.  Here in the US we don't ever squat.  We sit and get all tight and shortened up.  The squat will lengthen the Achilles, Plantar Fascia, and calf muscles.  My spawn can sit ... Read on »
Sore Calf Muscles and a #Kettlebell Workout by Tara Posted Tue 12 Feb 2013 9:51pm I have such a love/hate relationship with being sore. It hurts, but it's an awesome reminder that I worked  out hard. Tonight, my right calf muscle is screaming and I blame it on my 6:00AM Spinning class. My right glute and hamstring were tight all morning, but I think my 10:00AM Kettlebell class worked that out. So right now, I'm doing this to m ... Read on »
Build Bigger Calf Muscles With Circuit Workout by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 12 May 2009 3:12pm Build your calf muscles with a weight training circuit...with summer almost here, people are concerned about how every visible part of their body looks! I've had quite a few people ask about how to build bigger calves. Some people, because of genetics, have bigger calves than others and they don't have to do any extra work to make them look gr ... Read on »
On calf muscles. by Tara Posted Wed 24 Mar 2010 12:00am Leg workouts tend to focus primarily on thighs and buns. Calf muscles get thrown in at the end, if at all. So I write you today in defense of the calf, and I argue that you spend more time with this very important muscle. And actually, it's a family of muscles The gastrocnemius is the most obvious member of the family, the muscle we t ... Read on »
Quads first, calf muscles last. by Tara Posted Thu 27 May 2010 12:00am If your gym is anything like mine, you probably have a wide variety of fitness equipment at your disposal. And if you're not familiar with strength training, this can turn the gym into an extremely intimidating environment. Some gyms will set up a circuit by numbering different pieces of equipment. This helps the beginner know where to, well...b ... Read on »
Nocturnal Leg Cramps: Night-time Calf Muscle Pain by Health&Fitness GuideforDummies Posted Fri 24 Apr 2009 7:22am Nocturnal leg cramps can lead to a rude awakening: You're suddenly sleepless and in pain in the middle of the night. Symptoms of nocturnal leg cramps include excruciating contractions of the calf muscles, and sometimes of the foot muscles as well. Nocturnal leg cramps are true cramps and not spasms. The muscle remains in a cramped and contract ... Read on »
Literature Review on Botox in Calf Muscles by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 9:57am Clinical Rehabilitation published research on the effects of botox A in the calf muscles of children with cerebral palsy. A literature review revealed that botox was effective at improving calf muscle tone at 1 month and 3 months improving passive range of motion at 1 month and 3 months improving gait speed for 4 months improving Gros ... Read on »
Broken Calf Muscle! by runaroundaroo Posted Sun 01 Aug 2010 12:00am I broke my calf muscle! I don’t know what I did, but it hurt…a lot. And I’m a baby. For three days I had one heck of a knot in my left calf muscle. The process of walking and standing hurt but I ran on Thursday morning and I was fine while running. I don’t understand it, but whatever. I spent some quality time icing my calf, popping ib ... Read on »
Marathon training on hold: Calf muscles revolt. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted Sun 16 Oct 2011 11:33am My calves are cranky Well, this is becoming an injury filled year. First, a stress reaction in my pelvis caused me to miss about 5 weeks of running. Now, my calves hurt. I guess the scientific word for the body part that aches is my soleus. In both legs. The pain is bad. Real bad. It used to go away after a mile or two of runnin ... Read on »