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4 Things Runners Need To Know About Calf Muscle Tears

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Calf muscle tears, also called calf strains, are a painful sports injury that can affect runners. Here are four things runners need to know about calf muscle tears. How does running cause calf muscle tears? Calf muscle tears can occur if you’re running too many hills or increasing your mileage too quickly. If you’re already running at a high level, you shouldn’t increase your mileage by more than 5-10% every two weeks; taking an easy recovery week every four to six weeks is also important to let your body heal.…

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